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WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes passes away at 69

Snehartho Dey
Modified 13 Jun 2015, 13:05 IST
WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes

WWE and Triple H announced Thursday afternoon that The American Dream, Dusty Rhodes, has passed away. He was 69-years-old.

WWE's issued the following statement: 

"WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.

Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels' family, friends and colleagues."

Published 11 Jun 2015, 23:32 IST
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