Gene LeBell Who Appeared on General Hospital Passed Away at 89! Learn more here--->>
Gene LeBell, who is widely credited for making grappling a popular discipline in combat sports, died at age of 89. Lebell was a beloved figure in the martial arts world who passed away on August 9, 2022.
Ivan Gene LeBell was born on October 9, 1932. He was an American martial artist, stunt performer, actor, and former professional wrestler. Nicknamed "the Godfather of Grappling", LeBell is widely credited with popularizing grappling in professional fighting circles, serving as a precursor to modern mixed martial arts. LeBell has also worked on over 1,000 films and TV shows and has authored 12 books.
He appeared on General Hospital in a stunt role as a harbormaster. We send our love and condolences to his family and friends. RIP!