It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Emile Dupree at the age of 86. Dupree, a former promoter for Grand Prix Wrestling in Canada, was also known as the father of former WWE star René Dupree.
The news of Emile Dupree’s passing was shared on the Instagram account of René Dupree’s podcast, and it has left the wrestling community in mourning.
Emile Dupree, born Emile Goguen on October 20, 1936, in Shediac, New Brunswick, had a long and illustrious career in professional wrestling. He began his wrestling journey in the 1950s and had the opportunity to wrestle against legendary names such as Dusty Rhodes, Killer Kowalski, Arnold Skaaland, Pat Patterson, “Classy” Freddy Blassie, Rocky Johnson, Leo Burke, and The Cuban Assassin, among many others.
Dupree not only competed in the ring but also ran his own wrestling territory called Grand Prix Wrestling. This promotion saw the likes of Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Harley Race, Edge, and Christian showcase their talents.
After retiring from active competition, Emile Dupree had the pleasure of watching his son René Dupree carry on his wrestling legacy. René became a multiple-time champion in both WWE and Japan, solidifying the Dupree family’s impact on the wrestling world.
Emile Dupree will always be remembered as one of the great wrestlers and promoters from the territorial era. His contributions to the industry will forever be cherished by wrestling fans around the world.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and loved ones of Emile Dupree during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
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