Chris Kanyon, the first openly gay professional wrestler, has left this world at the age of 40. He was found in his Queens apartment, dead from an apparent drug overdose. As a frequent guest on The Howard Stern Show, Kanyon had been very candid about his personal life, including the controversy surrounding his termination by Vince McMahon of the WWE. The recurring themes in his life have been his struggles with bipolar disorder, as well as the negative reaction he received from the wrestling community following his outing. His incessant radio discussion of suicidal thoughts has come to fruition and we have lost a friend.