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John Tolos dies at 78; notorious wrestling villain known as the Golden Greek
John Tolos dies at 78; notorious wrestling villain known as the Golden Greek

John Tolos, a professional wrestler whose dastardly antics in bouts with archrival Freddie Blassie attracted throngs to the Olympic Auditorium and one record-setting match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1971, has died. He was 78. Nicknamed the Golden Greek, Tolos died of kidney failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills, his son Chris said. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Tolos obituary: The obituary of wrestler John Tolos in Monday's Section A misspelled the last name of daughter Tracy Wallace-Serabian as Wallace-Serbian. The survivors list also omitted a granddaughter, Mia. — -------------------- Tolos, who spent more than 30 years...

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