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Sky Sports : declared in WWE: George 'The Animal' Steele passes away at the age of 79

WWE: George 'The Animal' Steele passes away at the age of 79George 'The Animal' Steele has passed away at the age of 79WWE Hall of Famer William James Myers, known to fans as George "The Animal" Steele, has passed away at the age of 79. Rene Goulet and Gorilla Monsoon talk about the enigma that is George 'The Animal' Steele, who has died aged 79. George Steele was only an animal in the ring. George "The Animal" Steele's name still evoked terror for one generation of WWE fans and warm smiles for another. Prior to breaking into sports-entertainment, Steele received his Master's Degree from Central Michigan University and became a high school teacher and wrestling coach in the Detroit area.

Wrestling Icon George 'The Animal' Steele Dead at 79

#WWE 🙏 — Mauro Ranallo (@mauroranallo) February 17, 2017Sad to hear the passing of old friend & fellow @WWE HOFER George "The Animal" Steele at age 79. George "The Animal" Steele was a fantastic guy and first class gentleman. Off the ring, Steele was a strong advocate against Chron's and all chronic disease — calling it his "mission in life" to help people fight. RIP — Honky Tonk Man® (@OfficialHTM) February 17, 2017RIP George "The Animal" Steele. HH — Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) February 17, 2017George "The Animal" Steele was one of a kind.

Former Wrestler George 'The Animal' Steele Dies at 79
Former wrestler George "The Animal" Steele has died, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. confirmed via Twitter Friday morning. FILE - Former professional wrestler George "The Animal" Steele bites the baseball before throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to start a game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park in Boston, Sept. 21, 2012. Before becoming a professional wrestler, he taught at a high school in Madison Heights, Michigan. Steele, born William James Myers, wanted to protect his anonymity when he went into wrestling in the 1960s. Steele was famous for his buffoon-ish "Duh-da-dahh" gimmick on-air, though he also took pride in his ability to speak eloquently.

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