Verne Gagne passes away on Monday at age 89

Legendary wrestler and AWA promoter Vernge Gagne passed away on Monday according to a tweet sent out by WWE Hall of Famer “Mean Gene” Okerlund. Gagne was 89. He had been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for the last few years.

Gagne was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2006.

Okerlund wrote the following on Twitter late Monday evening.

“Sad to hear my longtime friend Verne Gagne has passed today.  To me their was never anybody quite like him. May you rest in peace. GO”

Source: @TheGeneOkerlund