Pro wrestler Lance McNaught, best known by wrestling fans as Lance Cade, has died at the age of 29, according to WWE.
Cade was a three-time tag team champion with partner Trevor Murdoch, and also once teamed with Mark Jindrak, including in a tag team championship match at WrestleMania XX. Cade, who was trained by Shawn Michaels, most recently appeared in WWE in 2008 as a lackey for Chris Jericho during Jericho's memorable feud against Michaels.
WWE released the following statement on its web site:
World Wrestling Entertainment was informed Friday morning by Lance McNaught’s father that he has passed away of apparent heart failure. WWE extends its deepest condolences to the McNaught family. Mr. McNaught was under contract beginning March 2003, performing under the name "Lance Cade," and was released October 2008. He returned to FCW, WWE’s developmental territory, in September 2009, and was released in April 2010.