Nicole Bass (1964 - 2017)

Nicole Bass, a professional wrestler who was a regular on "The Howard Stern Show," died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, according to multiple news sources. She was 52.

Her partner, Christine Marrone, said on Facebook, “A few days ago Nicole got very sick. She was brought into the hospital and they did everything they could to help her. I have been sitting here with her in the room 24/7 since she got here making sure she was being given the best possible care. Today we learned that there is nothing else that can be done.

“Nicole was an amazing woman. Strong not only on the outside but inside as well. Beautiful soul and kind heart.”


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Bass became famous as a wrestler in the World Wrestling Federation in the 1990s. She was involved in a tag-team match at the WWF Over the Edge event. Later, she left the WWF and filed a sexual harassment suit against the organization. That case was dismissed in 2003. She continued to wrestle on the independent wrestling circuit.

Bass was also a bodybuilder who placed in the top 20 in the Ms. Olympia contest in 1997.

Bass first appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" in 1993 and became a regular member of Stern’s "Wack Pack," the group of colorful personalities who have appeared on Stern's radio program over the years. She had appeared on his show for the last time Feb. 6.

Bass was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Fuchs, who died in 2013.