The 'Run' of THE GHOUL-Lasted a Dozen Years! We have discussed extensively and at
great length his Career-and that of the Man behind the 'Sinister' Cream White MASK!
We also know that his Alter-Ego-BIG BOMBER BATES gradually Disappeared from our Rings throughout 1960 and that BATES Passed Away in 1961!-But more Information and
Discussion on this Matter has been Scarce to find!
Well!-While Trawling thru Tons of Programmes in my Vault-I found this Article devoted to his
Passing from SEPTEMBER 1961!
More Interesting than 'just' an Obituary-it DOES Report his Death but also invites a Debate
as to whether THE GHOUL Fought on for too long and even as to if he should have been
ALLOWED to continue Wrestling in his Latter Years!-During this Time-his Medical and
Physical Fitness and Condition to Wrestle is also called into question!
I Share the Article below and would Love to hear BERNARD's Comments on this?!
There seems to be a suggestion that BATES could have Lived on for Longer?- had he
finished Wrestling much sooner than he actually did!
Everyone's Comments would be welcome??