Former WWE superstar Lance Cade has died from heart failure at the age of 29.
The wrestler, real name Lance McNaught, started his career as a student under Shawn Michaels in 1999.
He made his professional debut shortly afterwards and worked in Japan before being signed to a developmental contract with Vince McMahon’s promotion.
In 2003, Cade and Mark Jindrak were paired together as a tag team and given a spot on Raw but split a year later.
He then joined forces with Trevor Murdoch and the duo spent three years together winning the tag team championship on three occasions.
But despite that success, Cade failed to hit the heights as a singles’ competitor and was released by WWE two years ago.
The WWE released an official statement on its Website:
”World Wrestling Entertainment was informed Friday morning by Lance McNaught’s father that he has passed away of apparent heart failure. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the McNaught family. Mr. McNaught was under contract beginning March 2003, performing under the name “Lance Cade” and was released October 2008. He returned to FCW, WWE’s developmental territory, in September 2009, and was released in April 2010.”
No One knew that he was hired back to work at the developmental territory FCW following his appearance on WWE TV.
My Condolences to the Cade Family.