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Pedro Morales, WWE Hall of Famer and Former Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, Dies at 76

Updated On 13 Feb, 2019 Published On

Pedro Morales, the WWE Hall of Famer who became the first heavyweight wrestling champion to win a triple crown in WWE history, has died. He was 76.

Hugo Savinovich, a former World Wrestling Federation (WWF) announcer, took to Facebook to confirm his death and pay tribute to him.

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His passing certainly hit hard in his Puerto Rico home where he was much beloved.

Here's the Facebook post, check it out.

Savinovich didn't disclose the cause of death of the late wrestling champion but Morales reportedly was suffering from Parkinson’s disease in his later years.

According to CBS Sports, he began his wrestling career in 1959 and was with the WWF from 1970-75.

He was famously known for his February 1971 bout, where he had defeated Ivan Koloff at Madison Square Garden. He won WWWF heavyweight championship title at the time.

Funeral and memorial services for the late wrestling champion will be announced in the coming days. Rest in Peace Pedro Morales!

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