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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:31 pm 
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For those of you who followed pro wrestling, like I did since I was a kid, one of the greats of the squared circle has died.
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WWE reported this morning (Feb. 17) that Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele (real name William James Myers) passed away. He was 79 years old.

No specifics have been released on cause of death, but just yesterday, Wrestling agent Eric Simms wrote on his Facebook page that Steele was in hospice receiving end of life care.

The Detroit native was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame back in 1995. A high school teacher and wrestling coach, he started wrestling (under a mask) in the 1960s to supplement his income, and ended up gaining popularity as a heel working against WWWF champion Bruno Sammartino and others.

In the Rock ‘n’ Wrestling boom of the 80s, he became a beloved babyface working with Captain Lou Albana against The Iron Sheik & Nikolai Volkoff and worked a long program with Randy “Macho Man” Savage based around his being smitten with and protective of Miss Elizabeth.
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I remember him for his "crazy" act like taking the padding off a turnbuckle and "eating" it in the ring.

The Animal will be missed.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:10 pm 
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That's sad. A legend.
RIP.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:16 pm 
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RIP.

I don't watch it (and haven't in years), but I grew up loving him and a # of other names you said...

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:26 pm 
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He wrestled back when wrestling was real.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:38 pm 
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He was one of a kind may he RIP.

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