WWE wrestler Chris Benoit found dead (updated)

This is legit.

Chris Benoit and his family was found dead this morning just outside Atlanta. Tonight’s Raw show on the USA Network has been canceled and a tribute show on Benoit is airing in its place.

UPDATE: Sadly, this turned out as a murder-suicide. Benoit strangled his wife, smothered his son, and hung himself in his weight room, according to the Chicago Tribune via the AP.

There is no word at this time whether or not Smackdown will tape tonight, for airing on the CW on Friday. Smackdown usually tapes on Tuesday.


updated at 1:05 pm CT on 6/26/07