King Kong Bundy, one of the WWE wrestling legends of the 1980s and 90s, died on Monday, March 4. He was 61.
His death was confirmed by World Wrestling Entertainment on Tuesday, March 3. The media company shared a statement of his passing and said that they are "saddened to learn that WWE legend King Kong Bundy has passed away."
Bundy's long-time friend and wrestling promoter, David Herro, also took to Facebook to confirm his death and paid tribute to him.
Alongside a series of photos of the wrestler, he wrote, "Today we lost a legend and a man I consider family. Rest in peace Chris. We love you. Thank you for believing in me."
Here's the post, check it out.
The cause of death is yet to be revealed.
The wrestling star, whose real name was Christopher Alan Pallies, defeated Hulk Hogan in 1986, in an iconic steel cage match at WrestleMania 2.
At 6-foot-4-inches tall and weighing 458 pounds, Bundy was nicknamed the "walking condominium".
He retired from the WWF in 1995 and started working as a stand-up comedian. He also appeared in a number of films.
Rest In Peace King Kong Bundy!
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