George ‘The Animal’ Steele Passes Away

George ‘The Animal’ Steele Passes Away

George “The Animal” Steele has passed away this morning at the age of 79.

According to Wrestling agent Eric Simms, Steele entered hospice care on Thursday and things weren’t looking good for the 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.

Hulk Hogan sent out the following tweet regarding his passing:

Update: WWE has officially confirmed reports that Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele has died at the age of 79:

Jim Ross sent out the following condolences: