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Keith A. Franke (September 12, 1954 – July 4, 1988) was an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name, "Adorable" Adrian Adonis in the World Wrestling Federation. Franke was killed on July 4, 1988, in Lewisporte, Newfoundland, in a minivan with fellow wrestlers William "Mike Kelly" Arko, Victor "Pat Kelly" Arko, and Dave "Wildman" McKigney. Franke, McKigney, and Victor Arko were killed when the driver, William Arko, allegedly swerved to avoid hitting a moose and, blinded by the setting sun, inadvertently drove into a lake. William Arko was the sole survivor and sustained severe leg injuries.

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