Sad news to report this morning. Wrestling legend George "The Animal" Steele has passed away at the age of 79.
According to SportsKeeda.com Steele was in hospice care where he had been battling health issues. He was ill for the last two years according to the report.
His fellow wrestlers have taken to social media to react.
George"the Animal"Steel,RIP my brother,only love,only grateful. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) February 17, 2017
REST IN PEACE GEORGE THE ANIMAL STEELE. YOU WERE ALWAYS THE INTELLIGENT BROTHER I LOVE YOU pic.twitter.com/4yQ1YyzyJ2— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) February 17, 2017