Grant Berkland has died, according to a statement posted online on June. 1, 2020.
Grant Berkland, better known as Danny Havoc was an American professional wrestler. He made appearances for Game Changer Wrestling, and is best known for his work in Combat Zone Wrestling, where he was known for mixing his technical style with hardcore, winning the Tournament of Death twice.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
With a broken heart, the GCW family mourns the loss of Grant Berkland aka Danny Havoc.
Danny was an incredibly talented, intelligent, caring & genuine person.
He was also an elite performer that entertained a generation of fans & inspired a generation of aspiring performers. pic.twitter.com/L7By79UEKN
— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) June 1, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
In honor of the life of Danny Havoc, we compiled a Youtube playlist of some of his wildest matches, match highlights, and promos. If you have anything you think we should add, let us know. RIP Danny, you will be forever missed.
I wouldn’t be who I am today without Danny Havoc.
Absolute genius who never got the credit he deserved.
Im beyond privileged to been able to travel the world with him.
Reach out to your loved one. Life is so short.
Love you Grant.
— The DRAW (@TheSamiCallihan) June 1, 2020
— 🐯TIGER DRIVER🐯 (@TigerDriver9X) June 1, 2020
This week’s #SpotlightSeries is all about remembering Danny Havoc. I went back into the archives and complied stories about him from @TremontH2O @JeffCannonball @ThumbtackJack @NeoShooter & @SHLAK187. RIP to a true legend, artist, and genius. Listen at https://t.co/sOHf4leGjR pic.twitter.com/Ln8RAEAiiF
— The Struggles (@TheStruggles23) June 1, 2020
Jon Moxley wrote
Goddamnit am I gonna miss you Grant…I didn’t cry all night you did FU…fyi : Danny Havoc was not just a fearless and creative performer but also a talented artist and graphic designer. In fact I asked him to design the first AEW Mox shirt, he created the grenade design.
Aww Jon. Disappointed face You’re going to make me cry. I didn’t know much about Danny Havoc, but I’m still sad myself that he is gone. Too much crazyness and sadness going on in this world. Disappointed face
But also, it so cool that he designed that! 😀
I’ll never forget Danny Havoc not really ever giving a shit about promos and instead just cracking jokes with whoever was behind the camera and using self deprecating to describe how he lost.
My deepest condolences to the friends, family & colleagues of Danny Havoc.
A very well respected wrestler, Danny also designed that AEW Jon Moxley grenade t-shirt design, easily one of the most badass designs you’ll ever see
An incredible talent, a huge loss Disappointed face
Incorrect Game Names wrote
Danny Havoc. Words cannot express the pain I felt upon hearing of your death. Baddest motherfuck I’ve ever watched. A passion and mind for your brand of the craft unlike any I’ve ever seen. I wish you nothing but the best in the world beyond. Rest in Peace.
Danny Havoc FOREVER wrote
“I want to say hello to Mitchell Jeter, who is in the audience, from over by Monroe, Louisiana. He’s attending today and he is blind, yet this young gentleman never misses Mid-South. It’s really a joy to see… the handicapped… get so much pleasure out of wrestling.”-Bill Watts
I’m so sorry for Danny Havoc’s family, friends and fans.
I didn’t know him well but all I’ve ever heard about him throughout the years painted him as a passionate, kind-hearted guy.
The pro wrestling community has lost yet another good one…
Take care of each other, guys. Red heart
This cuts too deep. Grant “Danny Havoc” Berkland. He was an inspiration to so many and a friend to all and our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.
We can take a small comfort in knowing the entire wrestling community are sharing the same grief right now.#RIPDannyHavoc pic.twitter.com/2AbDxYRb6I
— CZW Combat Zone Wrestling (@combatzone) June 1, 2020