We are saddened to report that WWF Hall of Famer George “The Animal” Steele has passed away at the age of 79.
George"the Animal"Steel,RIP my brother,only love,only grateful. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) February 17, 2017
We noted earlier how George was in hospice care and below is what Wrestling agent Eric Simms posted then:
“Keep George Steele in your prayers. Its not looking good. I am glad i got a chance to talk to him about 3 weeks ago. I had the chance to say good bye. He thanked me for all the hard work that i do / did. He said i made a difference. He was always one of my favorites to work with. He said he appreciated me. It kind of brought a tear to my eye. All the hard work finally paid off. At least in his eyes. Thank you for being a mentor to me.”
“I just spoke to George Steele’s wife to get an acurate update on him. He is currently in hospice. Please say a prayer for his family.”
We’ll keep you updated on the cause of Steele’s death.