Joseph Laurinaitis, better known as wrestling legend Road Warrior Animal, has passed away at the age of 60.
Between 1984-1990, the duo competed on the American Wrestling Association (AWA), the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW), before changing their tag team name to the "Legion of Doom" when they joined the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) in 1990.
Animal and Hawk (Mike Hegstrand) were one of the most popular and successful tag teams of all-time.
© Photo by Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Joe Laurinaitis a/k/a Road Warrior Animal attends the C2E2 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place on April 24, 2015.
Other wrestling icons paid tribute to Laurinaitis upon hearing the sad news, with Hulk Hogan sharing: "RIP Animal, love you my brother, I know you and Hawk have a lot of unfinished business to take care of!"
The Road Warriors were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame with manager Paul Ellering in 2011.
There will undoubtedly be some sort of tribute package foe Joe Laurinaitis on some WWE program very soon. God speed and blessings to your attractive family, one love4Life.
Laurinaitis' dad, Joseph, died on Tuesday at the age of 60.
With their spiked shoulder pads, Mohawk hairstyles, menacing war paint, and "Iron Man" entrance theme, the Road Warriors became a certified phenomenon throughout the territories, and especially in Japan.
Several of Animal's fans took to social media to send their condolences to his family and friends in the wake of the tragic news.
Fightful extends its condolences to Laurinaitis' family and friends.