Original Four Horseman member Ole Anderson has passed away

Wrestleview is sad to report that Ole Anderson (real name Alan Robert Rogowski), who was one of the founding members of the Four Horsemen alongside Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, and JJ Dillon, has passed away at age 81.

At the time of this writing, the cause of death is not known.

The news of Anderson’s passing was first announced by WWE Hall of Famer Ricky Morton.

Anderson joined Jim Crockett Promotions in 1968. He was billed as the brother of Gene Anderson. They were best known as the tag team called the Minnesota Wrecking Crew.

Anderson was part of the booking committee for World Championship Wrestling in 1990 and 1993. In addition, he was the booker for Georgia Championship Wrestling and did booking for Jim Crockett Promotions.

He began his pro wrestling career in 1967 and retired in 1990.

Wrestleview sends its condolences to the family and friends of Ole Anderson during this difficult and sad time.

The family of Ole Anderson, via Carter Funeral Home has released the obituary. There will be no services held, per the request of the family.

Obituary for Mr. Alan Robert Rogowski

Mr. Alan Robert Rogowski, age 81, of Monroe, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 26, 2024 at his residence.

Mr. Rogowski was a professional wrestler and wrestled under the name of Ole Anderson. He served the United States faithfully in the Army.

Mr. Rogowski was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Joseph Rogowski and Georgiana Bryant; and his brother, Robin Rogowski.

Mr. Rogowski is survived by his significant other of twenty-two years, Marsha Cain; children, Bryant Rogowski, Christian Rogowski, Fortune Evans, Aaron Rogowski, Ethan Rogowski, Galen Rogowski, and Dana Armstrong; along with a host of grandchildren and extended family also survives.

Per the request of the family, no services will be held.

Carter Funeral Home, Winder, is entrusted with the arrangements.