UPDATE: Mike Mooneyham, a wrestling columnist, has reported that reports of Mae passing away are false. She is still at home and off life support but has not passed yet. He tweeted:
Mae Young has not passed away. The source who reported her passing received incorrect information. Mae is gravely ill, but still alive.
— Mike Mooneyham (@ByMikeMooneyham) January 9, 2014
TMZ has reported on the story, reinforcing the story that Mae is still alive.
As we reported, Young was hospitalized on December 30 and sent home under hospice care. She died early Thursday morning in her home.
Mae Young had over a 70 year career in the wrestling business, which is practically unheard of. She was the first ever NWA U.S. Women’s Champion, a WWE Hall-of-Famer and one of the staples of the WWE.
Rest in peace, Mae.