On Friday morning WWE sent out the tweet below
— WWE (@WWE) February 17, 2017
George “The Animal” Steele last appeared in WWE on a special RAW episode called “Old School RAW” during a match between Kofi Kingston and David Otunga.
He passed away in hospice care during the night of February 16.
Steele is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 1995)
Other Wrestling Personalities took to Twitter:
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) February 17, 2017
I feared him as a kid.
I cheered him as a teenager
I became friends w/him as an adult
Never be another like
George the Animal Steele pic.twitter.com/TdrIfod68i
— Tommy Dreamer (@THETOMMYDREAMER) February 17, 2017
Got the privilege of traveling the world with George 'The Animal' Steele and enjoyed every minute of it. RIP my friend. pic.twitter.com/UnbhTaY9Qt
— John Layfield (@JCLayfield) February 17, 2017
REST IN PEACE GEORGE THE ANIMAL STEELE. YOU WERE ALWAYS THE INTELLIGENT BROTHER I LOVE YOU pic.twitter.com/4yQ1YyzyJ2
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) February 17, 2017
Rest in Peace George “The Animal” Steele.