WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele Passes Away

WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele has passed away at the age of 79.

Wrestling agent Eric Simms noted on Facebook on Thursday that Steele had entered hospice care and that it wasn’t looking good for him. WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund also noted on Facebook earlier this week that Steele was not at home when he called, and that Steele’s wife informed Backlund that he may not be coming back home this time, indicating that he was under hospice care. Steele reportedly passed away last night.

Hulk Hogan tweeted on Steele’s passing this morning:

Below are various videos from Steele’s WWE career:

  • Sam Savage

    I always got a kick out of how he would yell “MINE!” when he would hold that stuffed teddy bear. RIP, Animal.

  • Jacob June

    As per usual, anyone who dies who was around during the Golden Era or the “Hogan’s Ego” era of WWF, Hogan claims to love them and be their best friend. Fuck off already, Hulk.