Stevie Lee, a pro wrestler who went by the name “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday. He was 54.
The cause of death wasn’t revealed.
A statement on his GoFundMe reads: ‘Steve “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” Lee Richardson unexpectedly passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at his home in the morning. ‘He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements.’
Stevie Lee featured in Johnny Knoxville’s 2010 feature Jackass 3D, Lee was cast as a Munchkin in Sam Raimi’s 2013 James Franco-fronted Oz The Great And Powerful. A year later he appeared in an episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story: Freak Show.
Impact Wrestling, which was formerly known as TNA, also confirmed his death in a statement on Twitter: “It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Stevie Lee, better known as ‘Puppet The Psycho Dwarf’ in the early days of TNA.
“We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family.”
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Stevie Lee, better known as "Puppet The Psycho Dwarf" in the early days of TNA. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/tdVdCFkNCJ
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 10, 2020