WWE Legend Road Warrior Animal Dead At 60

WWE Legend Road Warrior Animal Dead At 60

One half of the famous Legion of Doom tag team and WWE wrestler Road Warrior Animal has died at 60.

Real name Joseph Laurinaitis, Animal was part of the wrestling duo that would later be lauded as the greatest to ever enter the ring.

With his tag team partner Michael Hegstrand, who was known as Hawk and died in 2003 aged 46,

the Legion of Doom were two-time champions in the heydays of WWE when the business was known as the WWF.

One of the most intense Superstars to ever step into the squared circle, the 6-foot-2, 140kg Animal

spent most of his career alongside his tag team partner in several different wrestling companies.

Animal’s own Twitter page broke the news, saying:

“At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at 60.

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“The family is planning to release a statement later today.

At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers.”

Wrestling legend Hulk Hogan shared his sadness, saying:

“RIP Animal,love you my brother, I know you and Hawk have

a lot of unfinished business to take care of!

God speed and blessings to your beautiful family,one love4Life. HH.”

A tweet from Road Warrior Animal’s official account confirmed the sad news.

It read:

“At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60.

“The family is planning to release a statement later today.

At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers. #OhWhatARush”

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