It has now been confirmed that wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes was hospitalized in the hours before his death. The 69 year old suffered a fall in his home in Orlando and an ambulance was called at around 6am Wednesday morning. The WWE Hall of Famer later passed away due to various complications including kidney failure.
The wrestling world has taken to social media to mourn one of the true greats!
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) June 11, 2015
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) June 11, 2015
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) June 11, 2015
Dusty was many things to many people. My favorite was his role as "Pops" in my daughter's life! Please pray for Dakota, Dust and the family!
— Terri Runnels (@theterrirunnels) June 11, 2015
A sad day for WWE. One of the most innovative, charismatic Superstars of all time, Dusty Rhodes, passed away. We loved him. #ThankYouDream
— Vince McMahon (@VinceMcMahon) June 11, 2015
Dusty Rhodes "The American Dream" Coach,Mentor,Charismatic Icon Thank you for the incredible memories Thoughts and prayers for his family
— Lex Luger (@GenuineLexLuger) June 11, 2015
We lost as great a man that has stepped thur the ropes. Thanks for your friendship. RIP Dream pic.twitter.com/TnC93fcMd3
— Kevin Nash (@RealKevinNash) June 11, 2015
— Mick Foley (@realmickfoley) June 11, 2015
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) June 11, 2015
Words can't express the sadness and grief I'm feeling now. The loss of a lifelong friend. This photo was last thur pic.twitter.com/4iK8EN6wG3
— Gbrisco (@Fgbrisco) June 11, 2015