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.