Pro Wrestler Bret Hart
Older Bro, Smith Hart, Dead at 68
7/2/2017 3:23 PM PDT
Smith Hart — the oldest sibling of the Hart wrestling family, and brother to Bret Hart — has died after a battle with cancer.
Former WWE wrestler David Hart Smith — Smith’s nephew — posted a message Sunday saying his uncle had died. Smith’s own Facebook page posted a message as well confirming his death.
Smith was the oldest of 12 in the Hart wrestling family, and appeared in WrestleMania 26 alongside his younger brother, Bret … who wrestled Vince McMahon in 2010. Smith wrestled professionally through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and made appearances on WWF and WWE.
Smith was apparently foreshadowing his death for a while now. He posted a pic of himself at his younger brother Owen’s grave site … with the caption “Thought I’d visit with Owen today. I’ll see you soon brother.” Owen died tragically in 1999 during a WWF pay-per-view event due to an equipment malfunction.
Smith has been in the hospital fighting terminal cancer since at least June of this year.
He was 68.