Jimmy Rave — who famously feuded with AJ Styles in Ring of Honor before becoming a TNA Wrestling star — died Sunday, a rep for the former pro wrestler announced.
He was just 39 years old.
Bill Behrens, who helped represent Rave in his decades-long wrestling career, announced the sad news Monday … saying Rave passed away after “struggling with drug addiction for many years.”
“His struggles resulted in the amputation of his arm,” Behrens said, “and, later, both of his legs.”
Rave — real name James Michael Guffey — began his wrestling career in 1999 … and joined Ring of Honor just a few years later, where he and Styles famously had beef.
The two feuded as part of their Ring of Honor storyline — with the duo actually competing in a match for the rights to Styles’ famous finishing move, the Styles Clash.
Rave went on to star in TNA Wrestling — before ending his career with a variety of independent promotions.
“This really hurts,” WWE legend Mick Foley said on social media, adding “Jimmy Rave has passed away. He was only 39. #RIPJimmyRave”
Behrens announced memorial services for the former wrestler will take place in Georgia.