“The American Dream” Passes Away

Courtesy of WWE.com: WWE is deeply saddened that Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes — WWE Hall of Famer, three-time NWA Champion and one of the most captivating and charismatic figures in sports entertainment history — passed away today at the age of 69.

Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit. Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father to WWE Superstars Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels), a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.

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2 Responses to ““The American Dream” Passes Away”

  1. Dusty Rhodes was one of the greatest ever and his passing hurts bad. I am so grateful to have been able to watch him perform. Tonight I honor Dusty by having some Cauliflower pizza – maybe with some pork and beans.

  2. Dusty Rhodes, one of the top rated wrestler of all time, my all time favorite.I remember just like yesterday watching him at legion stadium in Wilmington nc,I grew up watching the old time greats.With the passing of the those greats, watching as a kid, remines me of just how old I’m getting.Show God your moves Dusty, you will be missed, prayers for your family during this sorrowful time.truly loved watching you wrestle.