Road Warrior Animal, a wrestling legend died at the age of 60. Joe Laurinaitis is very popular in the wrestling world and his sudden demise has shocked his friends and fans.
TMZ Sports reported that his wife called 911 from a resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. The reason for his death is not immediately known. The media is waiting for a statement from the family.
Road Warrior Animal partnered with Hawk and was one of the formidable pair in the 80s’ and 90s’. They had painted faces and spiked shoulder pads, and that was the specialty of the wrestling duos.
The Road warriors won tag champions across the world. They have promoted wrestling in Japan and the United States as well.
The Road Warriors were inducted in WWE Hall of Fame in 2011.
His partner, Hawk, Michael Hegstrand died in 2013.
The Road Warriors are not only legendary but also a benchmark for the world of wrestling. Even today, a loud cheer for a wrestler is known as Road Warrior Pop. This is a tribute to the reactions they used to receive from the fans.
Road Warrior Animal may have left the world but his legacy would continue to live in the world of wrestling.
WWE extended condolences after the death, “WWE extends its condolences to Laurinaitis’ family, friends and fans,” reported WDHN.
Hulk Hogan tweeted, “RIP Animal, love you, my brother. I know you and Hawk have a lot of unfinished business to take care of! God’s speed and blessings to your beautiful family.”