Wrestling Legend Dead At 79
8/23/2023 1:34 PM PT
Wrestling legend Terry Funk — a WWE Hall of Famer — has died … Ric Flair announced Wednesday.
“In My Entire Life,” Flair said in revealing the passing of his good pal, “I’ve Never Met A Guy Who Worked Harder. Terry Funk Was A Great Wrestler, Entertainer, Unbelievably Fearless, And A Great Friend!
“Rest In Peace My Friend.”
In My Entire Life, I’ve Never Met A Guy Who Worked Harder. Terry Funk Was A Great Wrestler, Entertainer, Unbelievably Fearless, And A Great Friend! Rest In Peace My Friend Terry Funk Knowing That No One Will Ever Replace You In The World Of Professional Wrestling! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/EYMAKOzxnx
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 23, 2023
Flair did not reveal a cause of death.
Mick Foley added in a tribute on his Instagram page that Funk’s daughter had confirmed to him the devastating news earlier in the day.
“WE JUST LOST A LEGEND,” Foley wrote. “There will never be another like him. May God bless Terry, his friends, family and all who loved him. RIP my dear friend – it was an honor to know you.”
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Funk initially broke into the wrestling world in 1965 — and went on to perform in rings all over the world for the next five decades.
He competed in a bunch of different promotions in his career — including All Japan Pro Wrestling, the WWE, the WCW and the ECW. He held various championship belts at times in most of the orgs too.
“No One Will Ever Replace You In The World Of Professional Wrestling!” Flair added in his statement Wednesday.
Funk also enjoyed a career on the silver screen … earning a significant role in Patrick Swayze‘s classic, bar-brawling action film “Road House.”