Source: Wrestling Observer newsletter
The death of Donald “Buddy” Danielson happened on April 21st the same day as Raw. There was some confusion as some thought that that he had found out about his death after returning from his honeymoon but he did find out backstage at Raw before the show. Buddy Danielson was just 57 years old. The local newspaper obituary played down the part about him being Daniel Bryan’s father and only mentioned him having two sons and three daughters. It’s interesting that his father didn’t get more local publicity considering who his son is but it was not played up as a big deal in the local newspaper.