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Retired pro wrestler 'Skandor Akbar' dies in Texas

WICHITA FALLS, Texas (AP) - Jimmy Saied Wehba, pro wrestling's "Skandor Akbar," has died after a career that took him around the world.

The office manager of Lunn's Colonial Funeral Home said a service for Wehba was scheduled Tuesday in Wichita Falls. Wehba died Aug. 19 in Garland. He was 75. No cause of death was immediately provided.

Wehba was born Sept. 29, 1934, in Wichita Falls.

In 1963, he began competing in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Japan and took pride in being booed by fans. Wehba in 2000 told the Dallas Morning News: "It was just beautiful."

Wehba in 1977 etired as a wrestler, becoming a manager dubbed "The General."

Darryl Wehba of Duncan, Okla., says his father loved wrestling and "pretty much stayed in the profession all of his life."

Online: http://www.worldclasswrestling.info/akbarbio.htm

Information from: The Dallas Morning News, http://www.dallasnews.com

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