Friday, June 29, 2007

Benoit death information was "coincidence," Wikipedia poster says

Benoit death information was "coincidence," Wikipedia poster says

By Eric Stirgus
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 06/28/07

The person who wrote an entry on the Wikipedia Web site that pro wrestler Chris Benoit's wife was dead before authorities found her body said Friday he was just passing along a rumor that was "a terrible coincidence."

The writer, who declined to be identified, wrote a five-paragraph statement Friday to Wikipedia, apologizing.

The writer is from Stamford, Conn., home of World Wrestling Entertainment, Benoit's employer. The writer posted the rumor after Benoit didn't show up at a WWE match last weekend. WWE officials said Benoit told them he had a family emergency.

"It was just a rumor that I had heard about from other people online who were speculating what the family emergency Chris was attending to," the writer said. "I made a big mistake by posting this comment on his page."

He called the posting "a terrible coincidence."

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