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Chris Benoit was a popular professional wrestler who, in 2007, killed his wife and son and then committed suicide.
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The next day, Benoit, his wife and their 7-year-old son, Daniel, were found dead at their house in Atlanta.
According to police reports, Chris strangled his wife, then drugged and strangled his son. He hung himself the next day.
An analysis of Benoit’s brain uncovered severe brain cell damage—likely due to the multiple concussions he suffered during his career—which can lead to dementia. While observers suspected the tragedy was a result of “’roid rage,
” no anabolic steroids were found in Benoit’s system.
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