Reed died of heart complications and his death was announced by his family. Reed started out in “Cowboy” Bill Watts Mid-South Wrestling from 1983-1986. He was known as “Hacksaw” Butch Reed and was the tag team partner of wrestler “The Junkyard Dog”. He would then move to the WWF from 1986-1988. He dyed his hair blonde and was known as “The Natural” Butch Reed.
Reed suffered two heart attacks that lead to his death.