Gorilla Monsoon, former WWF president, passed away at the age of 62 on October 5, 1999 after complications from a heart attack on September 19. He had himself taken off of dialysis.
I believe it was he that invented the "Medial Collateral Lateral Ligament". It was the one that gets damaged in the spinning toe hold and the figure four leglock.
Ahhh. I remember the good old days, with Gorilla Monsoon and Lord Alfred Hayes.
He was called "a very astute, very intelligent" man by none other than George "The Animal" Steele. Need one say more?
Sadly, his son Joey Marella passed away in 1994 in a car accident. The same accident injured WWF manager Harvey Whippleman.
Robert Marella was married to Maureen Marella.