Stevie Lee was a wrestler and actor who starred in the movie “Jackass 3D” and on TV in “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”
- Died: Wednesday, September 9, 2020 (Who else died on September 9?)
- Details of Death: Died unexpectedly at home at the age of 54.
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Wrestler and Actor
Born with achondroplasia dwarfism, Stevie Lee Richardson began his pro wrestling career in 2002 going by the name “Puppet the Psycho Dwarf.” He created the Half-Pint Brawlers, a wrestling group that would have a reality show on Spike TV. As an actor, he appeared in “Jackass 3D,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” and as a munchkin in the 2003 movie “Oz the Great and Powerful” starring James Franco. He was also a motivational speaker who lived in the Chicago area with his wife and two children.
On the importance of having loving supportive parents
“I’m the only person living with dwarfism in my family, where I always had loving, supportive parents and spouse throughout my childhood and adult life. With that support and backbone, I was constantly involved in a lot of activities as a child (sports, theater, and hobbies) and therefore with these experiences I found myself not afraid to start relationships, projects, and self employment. Even early on in life my mother would tell the story on how I would see people stare at me, and my first reaction was to walk up to them to introduce myself with a hug. I guess at the time I didn’t realize that I was physically different or maybe awkward looking toward individuals in society. In life as a young child I had to learn early on how to deal with being physically different from everyone else I was around.” —From his website Living Outside the Circle
What they said about him
Full Obituary: Deadline