September 24, 2020 in ~ 11:27 to be EDTBy Bob D"Angelo, Cox Media group National contents DeskJoseph Laurinaitis, known to experienced wrestling pan as roadway Warrior Animal, has actually died, follow to people Wrestling Entertainment and also his proved Twitter account. He was 60.

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No cause of fatality was given.


At this time, us would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka roadway Warrior animal at the age of 60. The family is plan to release a statement later today. Currently we ask for you to store everyone in your thoughts and prayers. #OhWhatARush

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Laurinaitis, that was born in Chicago, teamed through Michael Hegstrand -- known as road Warrior eagle -- during the 1980s to type the roadway Warriors and Legion of Doom, the Los Angeles times reported. The duo, v their metal spikes and painted hair, winner titles in multiple promotions as a terrorizing tag-team combination. The pair take it belts in the national Wrestling Alliance and the American wrestling Alliance before moving come the WWF (now known as WWE). They won WWE titles in 1991 and 1997.


WWE is saddened to learn that Joe Laurinaitis, known to WWE fans as roadway Warrior Animal, has passed away. WWE extend its condolences come Laurinaitis' family, friends and also fans. Https://t.co/hurorEDVff

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Hegstrand passed away of a heart assault in 2003.

Laurinaitis teamed with Jon Heidenreich in 2005 to victory a last WWE tag-team title.

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Laurinaitis and Hegstrand were inducted into the WWE room of call in 2011.


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