Stevie Lee dead: Jackass star and wrestler dies, aged 54

Stevie Lee dead: Jackass star and wrestler dies, aged 54

Jackass star Stevie Lee has died at the age of 54, his family has announced.

The sad news was shared on a GoFundMe page set up to help raise money to pay for his funeral.

A statement on the page reads: “Steve ‘Puppet The Psycho Dwarf’ Lee Richardson unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in the morning.

“He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements.

“Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle. He is a legend in the art of Midget Wrestling. He needs our help to give him one last curtain call.

“Please donate what you can, share his memories with everyone, and share this fundraiser to give the Psycho Dwarf the best resting place possible. All proceeds will be given to Jim Richardson to handle the services/burial costs. Thank you all so much and Puppet, we love you brother!”

As well as appearing in Jackass, Lee popped up in Oz the Great and Powerful, and American Horror Story.

He also embarked on a wrestling career. Following news of Lee’s death, Impact Wrestling paid tribute to the star.

“We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family,” the organisation tweeted.