Emile Duprée obituary – Emile Duprée, a Canadian professional wrestler and promoter, passed away on September 17, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born Emile Goguen on October 20, 1936, in Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada.
Duprée began his wrestling career in 1956 and was known for his weightlifting skills. He trained with Maritime professional wrestling legends Vic Butler and Reggie Richard.
In 1977, Duprée founded his own wrestling promotion called Grand Prix Wrestling. The promotion toured across the Maritimes and expanded to Quebec, Ontario, and other places in the Maritimes. It featured notable wrestlers such as Edge, Christian, Killer Kowalski, André the Giant, Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo, Harley Race, and Ric Flair. The promotion was televised and enjoyed significant success until it was acquired by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
He had a significant impact on the Canadian wrestling scene, both as a wrestler and a promoter. He was a well-respected figure in the industry and had a lasting influence on the sport. As the father of former WWE Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree, he also played a role in shaping his son’s wrestling career.
The wrestling world has lost one of its most iconic figures, and Duprée will be remembered for his contributions to the sport.