WWE Hall of Famer and one half of the legendary tag team the Road Warriors and the Legion of Doom, Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis, has passed away at the age of 60.
The official announcing of his passing was made on his social media accounts today, although there are no details regarding the cause of death.
WWE issued the following (in part): “WWE is saddened to learn that Joe Laurinaitis, known to WWE fans as Road Warrior Animal, has passed away at the age of 60.
One of the most intense Superstars to ever step into the squared circle, the 6-foot-2, 300-pound Animal spent most of his career alongside his tag team partner, Hawk. Together, they formed what was arguably the most successful, popular and feared tandem of all time — The Road Warriors.
With their intimidating face paint, outfits covered in metal spikes and impressive array of power moves, the duo captured titles and destroyed opponents wherever they roamed. Their dominance made them so popular that the phrase “Road Warrior pop” has been used in locker rooms to describe particularly deafening reactions from the crowd ever since.”