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Last updated 21 April 2015

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DALLAS (AP) -- Jack Adkisson, patriarch of the famed Texas wrestling family the Von Erichs, died Wednesday of a brain tumor. He was 68. Adkisson, known as Fritz Von Erich during a 35-year wrestling career, produced World Class Championship Wrestling, a syndicated show that was seen in 66 U.S. television markets, Japan, Argentina and the Middle East. Five of Adkisson's sons -- Kevin, David, Kerry, Mike and Chris -- also wrestled under the Von Erich name.

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