Original GLOW star Emily Dole, who wrestled as Mountain Fiji, has died of at the age 60.

Fellow GLOW alumni Patricia Summerland, who wrestled as ‘Sunny The California Girl’, broke the news on Twitter, writing:

“Rip Emily Dole! WE LOST OUR GLOW SISTER THIS MORNING .We are very sad that she passed away. We are the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling . She was the CHAMP IN THE RING. Fly high Mountain Fiji”

Dole’s Mountain Fiji was one of the most successful characters to come out of GLOW series during the 1980s, with her most notable feuds being against Matilda The Hun and Big Bad Mama. She appeared in the 2012 documentary GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, which has now become available on Netflix.

Dole’s inspiration to the wrestling world can be seen on Netflix’s current GLOW series through Britney Young’s character Carmen ‘Machu Picchu’ Wade.

On behalf of the entire Diva Dirt team, we would like to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Emily “Mountain Fiji” Dole.

What are your GLOW memories of Mountain Fiji?

  • Eric

    Sad to hear this news, she was one of my favorites when I watched GLOW way back in the day.

    • jcott3

      Good to see there’s someone else here who’s been watching back that far besides me.

  • Divo’s Champion

    Rest in Peace Mt. Fiji. You were loved and will be missed dearly!

  • Tina

    Watched the GLOW documentary some years back, sad news to hear. Rest in paradise??

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    RIP Mt. Fiji

  • Marshy

    She has always been on the good side when she was facing Matilda The Hun and Big Bad Mama, not once did she ever join Miss Kitty’s side and she has always been one ofJackie’s girls. Before there was Tamina and Nia Jax that Mt. Fiji was the very first Samoan female wrestler from the 80’s. Rest in paradise Mt. Fiji.

    • jcott3

      The heel manager on GLOW was Aunt Kitty. I used to love the segments where she would be trying to fix up Hollywood (of the tag team Hollywood & Vine) with GLOW boss/announcer David McLane.

      • Marshy

        Well I knew that it was something Kitty.

  • Jorge Hernandez Moran

    Atleast she’s in peace now i knew she was not doing well for a long time r.i.p Mt.Fiji

  • AlexV

    Rest in peace sweetheart! ?

  • Jfizzle

    She seemed like such a sweet lady. Now she’s not in pain anymore

    • Marshy

      You can actually tell on her face that she is so sweet and always so cheerful especially when she was doing her GLOW rap.

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  • Chris Perry

    Ivory on before the match .

  • iloveTorrie

    Rest in Heaven gorgeous

  • gjo22

    Very sad, she will be sorely missed. Hope she’s found peace and knew she was a GLOW legend! Everyone that watches the show should see the real thing or at least see the doc of the real gorgeous ladies of wrestling!!

  • MickUso

    Is there any way I could watch complete episodes of Glow? I would buy them.

  • Gato_wiska

    If wwe will hire Piper Niven she have the potential to be the next Mountain Fiji,a monster faces kids love.

  • Kendra

    awwww rip . i saw the Glow doc on Netflix a few months back and watching her reunite with her Glow sisters was so touching cuz she was in the hospital battling for her life

  • NOT Released Emma

    RIP