News broke early this morning the Richard Van Slater aka “Dirty” Dick Slater passed away at the age of 67. Slater worked for almost all major promotions including WWF, WCW, AWA, Mid-Atlantic and Mid-South Championship Wrestling.
The National Wrestling Alliance sends its deepest sympathies and condolences to the family, friends and fans of Dick Slater.
— NWA (@nwa) October 18, 2018
In June 2004, Slater was convicted for the stabbing of his former girlfriend Theresa Halbert. He was sentenced to one year of house arrest and two years of probation. Slater claimed that the night before the incident, he had received “a shot of morphine and two forty milligram Oxycontins”, for numerous back injuries.
The cause of death has yet to be released