American Martial Artist & Stuntman, Gene LeBell, dies at 89

American Martial Artist & Stuntman, Gene LeBell, dies at 89

Gene LeBell was an American martial artist, stunt performer, actor, and former professional wrestler.

He was well-liked in the martial arts community and had a wide range of accomplishments, including judo, mixed martial arts, professional wrestling, and stunt work in Hollywood.

What Caused the Death of Former MArtial Artist Gene LeBell?

The news of Gene Leball’s passing has caused mourning in the mixed martial arts community as he was a pioneer in combat sports who is widely recognized for popularizing grappling as a combat sports discipline. Lebell was a well-liked figure in the martial arts community, and his influence extended to a number of arenas, including judo, mixed martial arts, professional wrestling, and as a Hollywood stuntman.

He has trained a long number of athletes, but in recent years, he has gained notoriety for supporting former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

On August 9, 2022, he sadly passed away at the age of 89. However, his cause of death and the location of his passing have not been made public, thus we are in the dark as to his burial arrangements or memorial.

As soon as we learn about his death scenario from a reliable source, we will update this piece.

Gene LeBell Age, Family, and Early Life

Gene LeBell was born on October 9, 1932, in Los Angele, California, USA. He was 89 years old at the time of his death. He was the son of Aileen Eaton who is his mother, known as Red Head was a promoter of both sports and owned the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, his Wikipedia page does not hold any information regarding his father.

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Gene with Ronda Rousey source: RANDAROUSEY

 Due to the fact that his personal life is not extensively discussed on his Wikipedia page Currently, there isn’t much information about him available online about his personal life, making it challenging to locate specifics. We will update everything that is pertinent to him whenever we have more information about him.

Gene LeBell Career, What was his Profession?

LeBell, a forerunner of contemporary mixed martial arts, was widely credited for popularizing grappling in professional fighting circles. As well as writing 12 books, LeBell contributed to over 1,000 movies and TV episodes. He received a promotion to 9th Dan in both jujitsu and taijutsu from the United States Ju-Jitsu Federation (USJJF) in 2000.

LeBell was upgraded to 10th degree on August 7, 2004, by the World Martial Arts Masters Association, and to 9th dan in Traditional Judo by the USJJF in February 2005. In Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Cliff Booth (played by Brad Pitt) was modeled after LeBell.

Which school and college did he go to?

He’s a Catch Wrestling expert, a 10th-degree Judo black belt, and a 9th-degree Jiu-jitsu black belt.

Gene LeBell Net Worth, How much does he earn?

The net worth of this individual is currently unknown due to the fact that no personal information is available in the public domain and our research team has no information about his income.

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Gene LeBell Wife, What about his relationship?

He was a married man and he was married to his beautiful wife Eleanor Smerch with whom he shared three children.

Was he available on any social media platforms?

We did not find him on other social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter as we assume he might not be available on it or might be available with a different username.

We will update this section if we get any lead in the future regarding his social media presence on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, or any other platforms.

Physical Appearance of Gene LeBell’s Height, Weight

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Hair ColourWhite
Eye ColourHazel
Body typeFit
Sexual OrientationStraight

Interesting facts about Gene LeBell’s should be known

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Single/ In a relationship/Married/DivorcedMarried
Current SpouseEleanor Smerch