British wrestler and actor Ian “Bully Boy” Muir has passed away, with the news being broke by Mal Ardley-Sanders and then announced on Facebook by Stephen Barker who wrote: 

“Sad news announced by Mal Ardley-Sanders late last night that BULLY BOY IAN MUIR has sadly passed away in London, at the age of 81. Ian was a great character in and out of the ring, and a regular at the Southern gatherings and starred in a number of full-length feature films including Time Bandits. We will advise of details of the funeral arrangements when known. RIP – BULLY BOY”


Born in Lanark, Scotland, Muir was a hulking man, described as both a “super-heavyweight” and a “baddy with a fiery temper,” Muir was a big man who earned the Bully Boy nickname. He is known as one of the most disqualified wrestlers of all time, with cheap shots galore.

A show in Leicester, Leicestershire, England on May 28, 1980

A show in Leicester, Leicestershire, England on May 28, 1980

Muir had a role in the popular British sci-fi film Time Bandits, released in 1981, fittingly playing a giant, which worked given that he was a big man, weighing in at 25 stone or around 308 pounds.

A show in Derby, Derbyshire, England, on Monday, November 24, 1975.

A show in Derby, Derbyshire, England, on Monday, November 24, 1975.

Further information on the cause of death and next of kin are not known at this time. Muir was 81 at the time of his death.