Richard Van Slater (May 19, 1951 – October 18, 2018) better known by his ring name "Dirty" Dick Slater, was an American professional wrestler. He was born in Tampa, Florida. He wrestled in the 1970s, 1980s, and mid-1990s for many promotions including Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
In June 2004, Slater was convicted for the stabbing of his former girlfriend Theresa Halbert. He was sentenced to one year of house arrest and two years of probation. He blamed the incident on influence from painkillers.
Slater died on October 18, 2018 at the age of 67.
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