Dusty Rhodes: WWE Hall of Famer dies aged 69 'following fall'
WWE legend Dusty Rhodes has died, aged 69.
The three-time NWA World champion and WWE Hall of Famer was regarded as one of the most charismatic wrestlers ever to set foot in the squared circle.
TMZ are reporting the 'American Dream' star - real name Virgil Runnels - was taken to a hospital near his home in Orlando, Florida, yesterday morning after suffering a fall.
WWE.com confirmed his death in a statement this evening, praising his "indomitable spirit".
"Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit," the statement read.
"Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.
"WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues."