Bobby Heenan

The Tampa Bay Times is featuring an article on the passing of Bobby Heenan on Sunday, noting that Heenan’s passing was the result of organ failure.

Heenan was diagnosed with throat cancer in 2002 and while he has been in remission since 2004, organ failure brought on by the disease led to his passing.

“It was just his time,” was the comment provided by Jessica Solt, Heenan’s daughter.

WWE posted the following tribute to Heenan that aired Monday night on RAW.

  • ♬ Giant Pianist ♬

    One of the few people on earth who absolutely earned the right to be considered the best of all time at what they do. Also, his HOF speech is still my all time favourite.

  • Kid Stacey

    100.

  • Jeff Tai

    Loved him as a manager, loved him more as a commentator.

  • David Wells

    Comedy Gold! I’d like to hear the commentary that Bobby and Gorilla are doing together right now!

  • theFranchiise

    I wish they had done more for him on RAW. The tribute was weak and lackluster. I would have also liked to have seen Vince McMahon come out and speak about Bobby Heenan, or some of the wrestlers he once managed. They used to do such a great job for guys like Owen Hart, Chris Benoit, etc. And once the Benoit truth was revealed, it seemed like they stopped going “over the top” with tributes.

    I thought Bobby deserved a better one. /shrug

  • Steven Herrera

    That’s true. They did so with Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper.

  • David Wells

    I can’t wait to see the Bobby “The Brain” Heenan collection on WWE Network next month!

  • TheCyberZon

    They’re both up there with Roddy Piper restarting Prime Time Wrestling. =)