Wrestler, who was part of the legendary Legion of Doom Tag team that competed under the name Road Warrior Animal, has died at the age of 60.
Joe LorinitisHalf of the legendary WWE tag team Legion of Doom is dead.
Wrestler, who competed as the Road Warrior Animal, was one of the greatest players with his partner Hockey in the 1980s and ’90s – real name Michael Heigstrand.
Hulk Hogan The news of his death at the age of 60 first broke, “RIP Animal, I love my brother, I know you and Hawk have a lot of unfinished business to care for!
Soon after, the sad news on Animal’s own Twitter page confirmed, “At this point, we want to confirm that Joseph Lorinitis or the Road Warrior Animal passed away at the age of 60.”
“The family is preparing to issue a statement today. We urge you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers at this time.”
The death of Joe Lorinitis at the age of 60 was confirmed in a statement released via Twitter.
The WWE also released a statement about the animal passing. “The 6-foot-2, 300-pound animal, one of the most intense superstars to ever step into the square circle, has spent most of his career with his tag team partner, Hockey,” the statement read. “Together, they formed one of the most successful, popular and feared of all time – The Road Warriors.”
WWE posted on its official official Twitter page when it learned that Joe Lorinitis, popularly known to WWE fans as Road Warrior Animal, had passed away. WWE extends its condolences to the family, friends and fans of Lorinitis.
The Road Warriors first joined the WWE in 1990 and were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 along with their former manager Paul Elling. In February 2014 he announced his retirement from the Animal Ring. Hawk, real name Michael Heigstrand, age 46 in 2003 following a heart attack.