Sadly, WCM has another untimely passing to report: as confirmed by Johnny Mantell on our Facebook page, Michael Richard, who worked occasionally as T. John Tibbedeux in Dallas-Fort Worth in the late '70s and early '80s (and as Mike the Big 'Un for Paul Boesch in Houston during the same period), died on September 17th at the age of 64.
T. John made his final appearances in D/FW rings at the very beginning of the World Class era, in May 1982. Although the cause of his death isn't yet known, he had apparently been suffering from major health problems in recent years.
We send our sincerest condolences to T. John's family, friends and colleagues. May he rest in peace.