The pro wrestler, whose real name was Virgil Runnels was famously known as "The American Dream." The cause of death is unknown.
"Runnels became a hero to fans around the world thanks to his work ethic, his impassioned interviews and his indomitable spirit.," the WWE told FOX411 in a statement. "Moreover, Runnels was a dedicated father...a caring husband and a creative visionary who helped shape the landscape of WWE long after his in-ring career had ended."
The wrestler was known for his polka dot tights and was indicted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.
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