Leonice Leonard has remained famous thanks to her husband, Curt Hennig, an American professional wrestler. She married Curt Hennig in 1979, and they remained together for more than 20 years until his death in 2002. They were blessed with four children in their marriage: Joseph, Amy, Katie, and Hank.
Joseph and Amy followed in their father’s footsteps as professional wrestlers.
About Her Husband
Leonice Leonard’s husband was a beast and a legend in the history of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Curt decided to follow in the footsteps of his father, Larry Hennig, and maybe make a name for himself, which he did. Leonice’s husband made his debut in 1980 under American Wrestling Association.
The following year, he joined World Wrestling Federation (WWF), with his first victory coming against Johnny Rodz. With his father’s support and training, Leonice Leonard’s husband became one of the best young wrestlers. In his wrestling career, Curt Hennig performed under different promotional brands.
While performing under WWF, Leonice’s husband went for about two years without defeat between 1988 and 1990. In 1991, Curt Hennig won the Intercontinental Heavyweight Championship against two-time winner Tito Santana. Despite his good run as a wrestler, Leonice’s husband suffered injuries which were a setback, and he had to retire for some time.
Leonice Leonard’s husband had a promising wrestling career, and in 2007, four years after his death, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
About Her Children
Some of Leonice Leonard’s children followed in their father’s footsteps though the others decided to forge their career paths. Amy and Joseph became wrestlers, while Hank and Katie chose a different career path and decided to stay away from the limelight.
Joseph was known in WWE by his ring name Curtis Axel. And while playing under the promotion brand, he won some championships, including WWE intercontinental Championship and WWE Tag Team Championship, among others. WWE released Leonice’s son in March 2020 due to financial issues brought about by Covid-19.
Leonice’s daughter has not made an impact as much as her father or brother in wrestling. However, both of them have not reached the level of their father.
Her Husband’s Death
Before his death, Scott Henning was a substance and drug abuser since he was using cocaine, painkillers, and steroids. His life ended on February 10, 2003, when he was found dead in a hotel room in Florida. As per the medical reports given, Leonice Leonard’s husband died of acute cocaine intoxication, and more details given by his father indicated that he also died of excessive use of steroids and painkillers.
He was buried at Gethsemane Cemetery in New Hope, Hennepin County, Minnesota, United States of America.
Life After the Death of Her Husband
After losing her husband, Leonice Leonard continued living her life and sometimes showed up at her children’s events. However, she reduced her public appearances after the death of her husband. Additionally, it is unclear if she remarried, but she has been spending more time with her loved ones, especially her children and grandchildren.