WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele Passes Away

Feb 17, 2017 - by Marc Middleton

WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele has passed away at the age of 79.

Wrestling agent Eric Simms noted on Facebook on Thursday that Steele had entered hospice care and that it wasn’t looking good for him. WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund also noted on Facebook earlier this week that Steele was not at home when he called, and that Steele’s wife informed Backlund that he may not be coming back home this time, indicating that he was under hospice care. Steele reportedly passed away last night.

Hulk Hogan tweeted on Steele’s passing this morning:

Below are various videos from Steele’s WWE career:

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5 Responses

  1. Disgruntled Jobber says:

    This one hurts. Just honestly cannot put into words right now how badly this one stings. RIP George “The Animal” Steele.

  2. billet says:

    Agreed ^

    RIP Mr. Steele

  3. Mumbai Kitchen says:

    Agreed ^^

    RIP George “The Animal” Steele

  4. ⭐Dick Z. Loaf⭐ says:

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    As a kid in Ohio in 1985/1986…

    George, JYD, and Hulk Hogan did the least and got over the most…

    SMART AND MEMORABLE!

    I AM GLAD HE LIVED TO 79!

    I MISS YOU ANIMAL!

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  5. Paul says:

    RIP, George

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