Road Warrior Animal Passes Away at Age 60

Joseph Laurinaitis, best known as Road Warrior Animal, died yesterday at the age of 60, his family confirmed.

TMZ said that he died of “natural causes” at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO. They said that his wife called police at 11:49 PM last night, but when emergency personnel arrived, he was already dead. Yesterday, Laurinaitis tweeted a happy anniversary message to his wife.

Laurinaitis made his wrestling debut in 1982 and wrestled in multiple major promotions around the world, winning several tag team championships with his partner Road Warrior Hawk. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 along with Hawk. He last appeared in WWE on the July 23, 2012 episode of Raw.