Yesterday on Facebook, it was noted by wrestling agent Eric Simms that WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele had entered into hospice care and that things were not looking good. Well, today we are sad to report that “The Animal” passed away last night at the age of 79.
Multiple WWE stars and personalities have already expressed their sympathy on social media:
George"the Animal"Steel,RIP my brother,only love,only grateful. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) February 17, 2017
Got the privilege of traveling the world with George 'The Animal' Steele and enjoyed every minute of it. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/UnbhTaY9Qt— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) February 17, 2017