Emile Duprée passes away at 86 years old

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Duprée unfortunately passed on 9/17. 

At the age of 86 years old, Emile Duprée passed away. The news of his passing was shared by James, co-host of Café De René With René Duprée. René is Emile’s son. Here’s the full post: 

James Here,
With a heavy heart, I have to share the news that Rene’s father, Emile Dupree, has sadly passed away today at the age of 86.
Emile (Born Emile Goguen,20th October 1936 in his beloved town of Shediac, New Brunswick) began wrestling back in the 1950s & wrestled many fellow wrestling legends such as Dusty Rhodes, Killer Kowalski, Arnold Skaaland, Pat Patterson, “Classy” Freddy Blassie,Rocky Johnson, Leo Burke, The Cuban Assassin & Many others, as well as running his own territory “Gran Prix Wrestling” which saw the likes of Andre the Giant,Ric Flair, Randy Savage, Harley Race, Edge & Christian wrestle there.
Before retiring & watching his son René carry on his legacy by becoming a Multiple time Champion in wwe & japan.
He’ll be remembered as one of the great wrestlers & promoters from the territory days & also a beloved Husband, Father & Grandfather.
Rest in Peace Emile.
Emile spent 30 years in the wrestling business. The Canada native ran the Grand Prix Wrestling promotion as well. Him and René brought the promotion back in 2013 and their most recent show was in 2017. 
POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Emile Duprée. 
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