He was 54.
Lee was a pro wrestler who went by the name “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” and made an appearance in Jackass 3D. He also had roles in Ryan Murphy‘s American Horror Story: Freak Show as well as Spike TV’s 2010 reality series Half-Pint Brawlers.
On Friday, loved ones revealed that Lee passed away unexpectedly in his home on Wednesday. In the wake of his death, a Go Fund Me page has launched to help his brother Jim Richardson who is handling burial and funeral costs. Details regarding Lee’s passing are unknown at this time.
“He was beloved by many and has many friends that were family, fans that adored him, but only his brother Jim left to take care of final arrangements,” Lee’s Go Fund Me page says. “Puppet has put smiles across the world with his hardcore attitude and lifestyle. He is a legend in the art of Midget Wrestling. He needs our help to give him one last curtain call.”
Lee, whose full name was Stevie Lee Richardson, began his on-screen career as a pro wrestler in the 2002 series NWA: Total Nonstop Action. Eventually, he went on to create the Half-Pint Brawlers organization and landed the reality series Half-Pint Brawlers on Spike TV in 2010.
Donations to Lee’s Go Fund Me page can be made here.
It is with great sadness that we learn of the passing of Stevie Lee, better known as “Puppet The Psycho Dwarf” in the early days of TNA. We send our deepest condolences to his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/tdVdCFkNCJ
— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) September 10, 2020
Our thoughts go out to Lee’s family and loved ones at this time.