Smith Stewart Hart (November 28, 1948 – July 2, 2017) was an American-Canadian professional wrestler and a member of the Hart wrestling family. His parents were Stu and Helen Hart. Smith was the first of their twelve children, being one of their eight sons, Bruce, Keith, Wayne, Dean, Bret, Ross and Owen followed him. He wrestled for the majority of his career in Canada but also worked briefly in other countries and is best known for his time in Stampede Wrestling and for his appearances for WWE.
The first son of the legendary Stu Hart, and the senior member of the Hart Family, Smith Hart joins the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network.to share stories, experiences and get an inside look at the first family of wrestling in this new audio series.
In 2017, Smith Hart and his co-host Matt Joslin, as well as a myriad of unique guests, joined Totally Driven Entertainment. The show, The Hart Grapevine gave professional wrestling fans insight into the world of sports entertainment. The Hart Grapevine quickly became “must listen to radio” for fans of Totally Driven Entertainment.
On January 21, 2016, Hart announced on his Twitter and Facebook profile that he had been diagnosed with both prostate and bone cancers. He was also in the progress of writing his autobiography. Two weeks later via his Facebook, his brother Bret Hart revealed that he had prostate cancer. Smith’s cancer spread to his hip; when the disease is restricted to the prostate, the survival rate is rather high but Hart’s initial cancer therapy was unsuccessful, requiring chemotherapy. By February 7 2017, Hart had been diagnosed with terminal prostate cancer and given about one year left to live. On June 5, 2017, Smith Hart announced on his Facebook page that he has entered hospice care related to his cancer. On July 2, 2017, it was announced that Smith Hart had died at the age of 68 of prostate and bone cancer
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