Professional wrestling superstar, “The Rabid Wolverine” 40-year-old Chris Benoit killed his wife, Nancy, 43-year-old, and son, Daniel, 7-year-old, before hanging himself from his weight machine.

Chris Benoit also known as “The Canadian Crippler”. He was a Canadian professional wrestler who performed in Extreme Championship Wrestling, World Championship Wrestling, and World Wrestling Entertainment. He was regarded as one of the best technical professional wrestlers of his time. Chris Benoit began his career in his native Canada more than 20 years ago and wrestled in Japan before moving back to North America.

World Wrestling Entertainment said on its web site that it asked authorities to check on the wrestler and his family after being alerted by friends who received “several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning.”

Benoit did not leave behind a suicide note but placed bibles alongside the bodies of his wife and son, Ballard added.

“Chris was beloved among his fellow Superstars, and was a favorite among WWE fans for his unbelievable athleticism and wrestling ability. He always took great pride in his performance, and always showed respect for the business he loved, for his peers and towards his fans. This is a terrible tragedy and an unbearable loss. WWE extends its sincere condolences and prayers to the Benoit family and loved ones in this time of tragedy”, a statement issued by WWE.