As announced by her son Brian Pillman Jr., Melanie Pillman, the widow of the late Brian Pillman has passed away at the age of 56.
If you followed Brian Pillman’s career, you likely remember his wife Melanie from a couple of infamous segments on RAW – the first being the controversial night where Steve Austin “broke in” to the Pillman household and Brian pulled a gun, and the other being the night after Brian Pillman died and Melanie was interviewed by Vince McMahon.
On the most season episode of Vice’s “Darkside of the Ring,” Melanie spoke on camera as part of the episode on Brian Pillman’s career. Melanie was almost unrecognizable on the show to those that remembered her from the ’90s. Melanie’s own struggles and issues were addressed and acknowledged in the Darkside episode by both the Pillman children and Melanie herself.
Regardless of their past issues, Brian and Melanie’s son AEW star Brian Pillman Jr. posted the news of his mother’s death and paid tribute to her as well.
Thank you mom for bringing me into this world and for trying your best. You were my number 1 fan.
Rest In Peace. I love you ❤️. pic.twitter.com/2XLk46p6Pr
— Brian Pillman Jr. (@FlyinBrianJr) June 2, 2022