"Killer" Tim Brooks passed away today at the age of 72.
Tim Brooks was best known as "Killer" Tim Brooks during his career as a full time wrestler throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and Japan from 1970 through 1989.
Brooks, a Texas native, opened the North American Wrestling Alliance training school, promoting shows in the Dallas-Fort Worth area following a run in the independent wrestling scene that ended in 1997.
WWE NXT North American Champion Keith Lee. Lee paid tribute to Brooks on Twitter today with the following:
Acutely aware of the pain today brings.
He was my birth, my knowledge, my preparation. Home when I was homeless.
Had I not seen him when I did...I never would again. Thank you Killer Tim Brooks for training me. I love you.#RIPKillerBrooks This next one is dedicated to you. pic.twitter.com/9zR32AmNLk
— Hopeful Lee (@RealKeithLee) June 30, 2020
AEW also took to Twitter and paid tribute to "Killer" Brooks with the following:
AEW joins the wrestling world in mourning the death of “Killer” Tim Brooks. Our thoughts are with his family, his friends and his fans. pic.twitter.com/UNej0sSQBN
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) June 30, 2020
Brooks had been battling cancer for several years that was known to be terminal.