WRESTLING hero Adrian ‘Lionheart’ McCallum took his life months after he tried to save a teenage neighbour from a fatal blaze.
The brave star, 36, shared harrowing details of his doomed attempt to rescue Natalie Merry, 18.
Stunned pals of the ICW champ, from Ayr, said they were unaware he had any issues.
Scots WWE ace Drew McIntyre led the tributes, saying: “Sleep well my brother. I’ll see you down the line.”
Wrestling legend Chris Jericho said of McCallum, a coach on BBC reality telly show Rogue to Wrestler: “I’m truly saddened. May God give you peace my friend.”
Cops said the death was not suspicious.
The brave pro grappler told in January how he “tried everything” to save tragic 18-year-old Natalie Merry from a fire.
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We told how McCallum, of Ayr, heard his trapped neighbour’s screams as the inferno tore through her home.
He caught her boyfriend Alistair Innes, 22, as he leapt to safety from the first floor – then tried in vain to smash down the front door to get to Natalie.
At the time, he said: “As I ran to the house, the living room window exploded. A boy was hanging out the top window so I yelled at him to jump.
“I caught him as he came down and then I tried to break down the door. But the heat was too much. I could hear the poor girl screaming. I tried everything.”
Student nurse Natalie was pronounced dead at the scene.
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