Wrestling legend Thomas Billington, known as “The Dynamite Kid,” has passed away on his 60th birthday. The exact cause of death is unknown, but…
Wrestling legend Thomas Billington, known as “The Dynamite Kid,” has passed away on his 60th birthday.
The exact cause of death is unknown, but the UK-born icon had been battling a number of health issues for years.
New Japan Pro Wrestling superstar Will Ospreay paid tribute to the icon on Twitter on Wednesday morning after learning of his death.
Along with a picture of Billington in his pomp, he posted: “I heard news that Tommy Billington also know as the Dynamite Kid has passed away. Thank you for all the work you’ve done for our country and inspiring so many wrestlers to take a chance on themselves. RIP Dynamite Kid.”
And his former tag partner’s son, Davey Boy Smith Jr., confirmed the news, saying: “I was really happy and glad I got to see Dynamite one last time last June in the UK. Dynamite was certainly an inspiration to myself and many others and really revolutionized professional wrestling as we [know] it today. He flew high, and gave it his all every match.”
Dynamite’s friend and retired wrestler Marty Jones then posted: “It’s with great sadness I have to inform you all that the Dynamite Kid Tommy Billington on his birthday passed away.

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