Sad news from the world of professional wrestling — one of the most colorful personalities and decorated champions in the history of the sport, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, has passed away at the age of 69.
WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.
Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.
WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.
The caused of death is still unconfirmed but several sources are stating that Dusty died from kidney failure after falling in his home earlier this morning.
The WWE put together an amazing photo gallery of Dusty Rhodes’s biggest moments.
Our condolences to the Rhodes family.