George “The Animal” Steele, a WWE Hall of Famer, and the third of four wrestlers to pass away this week alone; passed away this Thursday at the age of 70. ‘The Animals’ wrestling agent Eric Simms took to Facebook earlier this week to note that George hadn’t been returning his phones calls.
Eric Simms was eventually able to get in touch with Steele’s wife who noted that he wasn’t home. Steele had entered hospice care again, and this time it didn’t look like he was going to recover.
Bob Backlund, a professional wrestling legend aswell, also noted on Facebook earlier this week that he had talked to Steele’s wife and was informed that Steele was under hospice care and wasn’t doing that good.
George ‘The Animal’ Steele ended up passing away on Thursday just a few days after entering hospice and leaving the wrestling world in shock.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) February 17, 2017
Producer George Dorunda released a Living Legacy video from Steele on Friday, titled “A Walk Through Life with Jim Myers – AKA George ‘The Animal’ Steele.” The video was linked to by Steele’s official Twitter account. You can watch the one-hour video below
as well as various highlights from the career of George ‘The Animal’ Steele.