According to Tokyo Sports, Japanese wrestler Hayabusa has been found dead. He was 47.

Real name Eiji Ezaki, Hayabusa was one of wrestling’s innovators in the 1990s, appearing mostly in the FMW group in his home country, as well as working for the original ECW.

Hayabusa’s career came to a sudden end in October 2001, when he broke his neck after landing badly during a quebrada attempt during a match. Although he would eventually walk again, Hayabusa was immediately paralysed.

Eiji Ezaki is survived by his two children.