On Wednesday, we unfortunately had to report the news of the sudden death of the WWE Hall of Famer Road Warrior Animal, aka Joseph Michael Laurinaitis, who passed away at the age of only 60 of natural causes. The legendary member of the Legion of Doom, was the only survivor of the fantastic couple seen on the WWF rings and then on those of the WCW between the 80s and 90s, with Animal who was later orphaned by his partner Hawk in 2003, precisely of the premature death of the tag team partner.
Despite the blow, Animal never gave up and continued to work in both independent company rings and WWE rings for years to come.
Update on the death of Road Warrior Animal
News broke yesterday that legendary wrestler and 1/2 of the famous Road Warriors tag-team, Joseph “Animal” Laurinaitis, had passed away.
According to a report from TMZ, Road Warrior Animal’s death was of natural causes, although an exact cause is not currently known. Laurinaitis passed away at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO. Police received a call from his wife at 11:49 on Tuesday evening.
When deputies arrived, however, Laurinaitis had already been declared deceased by responding emergency personnel. He is not known to have been suffering from any medical conditions or ill-health. According to reports in the last few hours by PWTorch journalist Bruce Mitchell, apparently the legendary McMahon athlete had several health problems for some time, with the heart and especially the kidneys of the now sixty-year-old that were pretty out of use for a while.
In one of his latest speeches to the podcast of the site, the well-known journalist would have said: "Actually, I thought it could end like this for some time now - despite everything, he always seemed healthy. And you would never have said that, I'm not a doctor and I don't know if there is any doctor who can just look at a person and tell if he is healthy or not.
Now looking back and understanding, I'm not so surprised that he had heart problems and other kidney problems. We will also talk about this because he was part of a generation that comes out of Minnesota Gramma B and everything that followed and if you look at who is left of that generation, for example Nikita Koloff, you will understand why they paid so much that.
lifestyle and you will understand that there are reasons if what happens after making those choices happens." Despite the fairly certain words of the well-known PWTorch journalist, several former Animal colleagues and some acquaintances are certain that the wrestler was not absolutely sick and would have always been in excellent health, until the last of his days, with the truth about this story that will probably never be known at this point.