American Dream ‘Dusty Rhodes’ Dead at 69

The American Dream - Dusty Rhodes has passed away at age 69
The American Dream - Dusty Rhodes has passed away at age 69 - Photo - WWE.

The American Dream - Dusty Rhodes has passed away at age 69
The American Dream – Dusty Rhodes has passed away at age 69 – Photo – WWE.

THUNDER BAY – WRESTLING – “The American Dream” is dead. Hall of Fame professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes has passed away. The World Wrestling Entertainment has issued a statement:

“WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.

“Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. 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.”