WWE Legend Dusty Rhodes Dead at 69

WWE star Dusty Rhodes, also known as “the American Dream,” died on Thursday. He was 69.

WWE confirmed the news in a statement: “”WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka ‘the American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today.”

Triple H broke the news on Twitter.

Rhodes, who rose to stardom in the 1980s and 1990s, was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009.

“WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues,” the company said.

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  1. David Benjamin says:

    The man was born to work the microphone. I heard he picked it up from Superstar Billy Graham. HD always gave me that southern preacher vibe. A true legend. He’ll be missed.

  2. Kevin cannady says:

    good Bye Mr Dusty Rhodes Rip I Enjoye Watching U On Houston Wrestling Prays For Your Family Will Look Forward To Seeing U Wrestle In The Next life

  3. Lindel Faulkner says:

    I grew up on The American Dream. You are missed but never forgotten. Rip to you. God Bless your family an the WWE Family an fans. We lost another great one!!

  4. Mark Crinklaw says:

    We will miss you Dusty my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. RIP American Dream

  5. Kevin Trott says:

    Rest in peace Dusty Rhodes!! Thoughts and prayers go out to the Runners family!

  6. billy says:

    Our heart and prayers go out to the family.

  7. Don Bovingdon says:

    My condolences to the family. He will be missed !!

  8. David Benjamin says:


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