SHINYA HASHIMOTO PASSES AWAY AT AGE 40
I want to send out my sincerest condolences to the friends and family of the late and great Shinya Hashimoto.
By: Joey Styles
7/11/2005 7:10:27 AM
Shinya Hashimoto passed away this morning at 9:30am at the age of 40. No cause of death has been determined yet. Hashimoto has inactive for months after finally having shoulder surgery that he kept delaying in order for Zero-One to survive.
Hashimoto debuted for New Japan Pro Wrestling in 1984 and won three IWGP Heavyweight Titles during his six year tenure.
Hashimoto left New Japan in November of 2000 and formed Zero-One. In 2003, Hashimoto was told he needed shoulder surgery. Hashimoto kept putting of the surgery because he was the top draw for his company and eventually had the surgery in 2004.
The entire staff of 1wrestling.com offers our sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Shinya Hashimoto.