A sad day for movie/wrestling fans as actor and professional wrestler Douglas “Ox” Baker passed away today at the age of 80. Ox Baker was not only a legendary in-ring performer, but also renown to movies fans as “Slag”, the enormous gladiator that battled Kurt Russell’s Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s classic Escape From New York. His few minutes on screen are among the most memorable moments in the film and cemented a spot for Ox as a fan favorite! He will be missed!
Ox Baker ready to battle Snake Plissken in John Carpenter’s classic Escape From New York. Farewell and R.I.P.
Douglas “Ox” Baker
April 19, 1934-October 20, 2014