More On The Death Of Road Warrior Animal

As reported earlier here at, Road Warrior Animal Joseph Laurinaitis is dead at the age of 60.

TMZ has learned he died of “natural causes” at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. Laurinaitis’ wife called police at 11:49 PM Tuesday night but when deputies arrived, emergency personnel had already declared him deceased.

Tributes have poured out over social media from Hulk Hogan to Bret Hart.

Laurinaitis was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2011 with Road Warrior Hawk and their manager Paul Ellering. His son, James Laurinaitis, played linebacker at the Ohio State University and was a second round draft pick in the 2009 NFL Draft.

Laurinaitis was one half of the Road Warriors Tag Team, one of the most decorated and popular tag teams of all-time. His tag team partner, Road Warrior Hawk Michael Hegstrand died in 2003.


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