Luna Vachon

by Karan 19 Jan,2020
Luna Vachon
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 6 Inch
Weight 64 kg
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Gertrude Elizabeth Vachon
  • Birth Place Atlanta, Georgia
  • Famous Name Luna Vachon
  • Father Charles Henry Wilkerson
  • Mother Rebecca "Van" Pierce
  • Net Worth $41 million
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Professional wrestler
  • Married to Dan Hurd(1980-1985), Tom Nash(1987-1993), Gangrel(1994-20060
  • Children 2, including Van Hurd

Luna Vachon was an American-Canadian professional and inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame class of 019. Vachon wrestled for promotions such as the World Wrestling Federation 9now WWE), the American Wrestling Association, and World Championship Westling. She won the Ladies Wrestling Award in 2009.

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Vachon came from a family long associated with professional wrestling in Canada and the United States. When Vachon was sixteen-year-old, she started training under her aunt Diane Vachon. As she wanted to continue her family's legacy, she started her professional career wrestling for Moolah"s all-women promotion. 

Net Worth and Earnings

Wrestlers are known to live extravagant lifestyles, and to support such a lifestyle, they need sky-high paychecks, and that is what the perks are, of being a WWE Superstar. WWE Wrestler's salary begins at a low six figures and can go as high as millions of dollars. Luna Vachon had a net worth of $41million at the time of her death.

During her wrestling career, Vachon had a salary of six figures, including basic pay and bonus, same as other wrestlers such as Aleister Black, Lacey Evans, Carmella. The bonus that she received came from varied sources, such as a part of merchandise sale, travel and accommodation, a portion of PPV income, and even included luxuries like taking advantage of private jets for tours. 

Well, while we feel jealous of the kind of money these wrestlers receive, their innumerable contribution to the wrestling industry and their continuous efforts cannot be measured in monetary terms.

Marital Status; Husband and Children

Luna Vachon was married three times. Her first husband was Dan Hurd, and together, they had two sons, Joshua Vachon and Van Vachon. After she was no longer in a relationship with him, Vachon began dating Dick Slater for a while and had to ditch him on account of being physically abused by him.

She then married Tom Nash, who was her childhood friend. Her marriage with Nash didn't last long. After they split. she married David Heath on October 1994, her tag team partner in The Blackheart.

Luna Vachon and her third husband David Heath SOURCE: Pinterest

She became a stepmother to David's children, David Jr., and Donovan. But the two divorced in 2006. Vachon is also survived by three grandchildren, Lauren, Austin, and Neila.

Personal Life and Family

Luna Vachon was born on January 12, 1962, in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. She was the daughter of Charles Henry Wilkerson and Rebecca "Van" Pierce. But when her mother married Butcher Vachon, he adopted Luna and continued to raise her as a daughter.

Luna Vachon SOURCE: WWE

Vachon was dissuaded for entering Wrestling's business by her family, as they thought the female wrestler's life was too harsh then. André the Giant who she was close to, also tried to dissuade her. Vachon trained with various World Wide Wrestling Federation stars and The Fabulous Moolah.

Died from an overdose

Luna Vachon died on August 27, 2010. She was found dead by her mother in the early morning at her home in Florida. She was 48 years old. Crushed pill residue and snorting straws were strewn all over the floor inside her house. According to the statement made by the District Six Medical Examiner's Office in Florida, she died from an "overdose of Oxycodone and benzodiazepine."

Vachon had become addicted to medication and was rehabilitated. Her rehabilitation was paid by WWE, which she completed on June 2009.

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