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One half of legendary WWE tag team dies

Road Warrior Animal, who made a name for himself in the Legion of Doom, has passed away at the age of 60.

FORMER WWE wrestler Road Warrior Animal has passed away at the age of 60.

Real name Joe Laurinaitis, the 6-foot-2, 300-pound Animal earned legendary status among wrestling fans alongside Road Warrior Hawk as The Road Warriors tag team aka The Legion of Doom.  

Debuting in the promotion back in 1990, they became a famous pairing during multiple stints in the WWE (then known as the WWF) — winning the World Tag Team Title twice and earning a place in the WWE Hall of Fame. 

Road Warrior Hawk, real name Michael Hegstrand, died at the age of 46 in 2003. 

The news of Animal’s passing was announced this afternoon on his social media accounts and the WWE has since offered its condolences to his family, friends and fans. 

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