George The Animal Steele

WWE Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele passed away on Friday at the age of 79, as first reported by

Steele had been dealing with health problems over the last year and had been recently been in hospice care according to a Facebook post by Bob Backlund during a conversation he had earlier this week with Steele’s wife.

WWE has also confirmed the news of Steele’s passing with the following statement.

On behalf of the staff at, we send out our condolences to the family and friends of Steele during this tough time.


  1. In less than a week after Chavo Guerrero Sr.’s death Nicole Bass and Geroge “The Animal” Steele dies. R.I.P George “The Animal” Steele.

  2. Oh no! George Steele too?! Damn that’s sad. 🙁 We raise a torn turnbuckle pad in your honor sir.
    Give our best to Capt. Lou & Freddie Blassie up there, Animal.

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