A tweet from the wrestler’s official Twitter account confirmed his death on Wednesday morning and asked for prayers.
At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. The family is planning to release a statement later today.
According to TMZ, the wrestling legend passed away at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO.
Police were called at around 11:49 PM but when deputies arrived on scene, emergency personnel had already declared the ex-wrestler deceased. The cause of his death wasn’t disclosed.
Animal, who is considered one of the best in-ring performers of all-time, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 after wrestling with the organization for many years.