We are saddened to report that WWF Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele has passed away at the age of 79.
We’ll keep you updated on the cause of Steele’s death.
We noted earlier how George was in hospice care and below is what Wrestling agent Eric Simms posted then:
George"the Animal"Steel,RIP my brother,only love,only grateful. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) February 17, 2017
“Keep George Steele in your prayers. Its not looking good. I am glad i got a chance to talk to him about 3 weeks ago. I had the chance to say good bye. He thanked me for all the hard work that i do / did. He said i made a difference. He was always one of my favorites to work with. He said he appreciated me. It kind of brought a tear to my eye. All the hard work finally paid off. At least in his eyes. Thank you for being a mentor to me.” “I just spoke to George Steele’s wife to get an acurate update on him. He is currently in hospice. Please say a prayer for his family.”