Earlier today we learned of the sad news that WWE legend King Kong Bundy had passed away at the age of 61.
While there is still no word on the cause of death, PWInsider has reported that Bundy had been struggling with health issues as of late.
WWE has now released the following statement:
King Kong Bundy passes away
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Legend King Kong Bundy has passed away.
Bundy was appropriately called the “walking condominium,” standing at an impressive 6-foot-4 and weighing 458 pounds. The sight of Bundy stepping between the ropes was intimidating enough, but his crushing offense proved that he was every bit as destructive as advertised. In fact, Bundy was so dominant that he demanded referees count to five when he pinned his opponents to show that there was no way they were getting up.
Although Bundy left WWE in the late ’80s, he returned in 1994 as part of The Million Dollar Corporation, once again destroying rivals with the Avalanche Splash and proving that he was one of the greatest and most eye-catching big men to lace up a set of boots.
WWE extends its condolences to Bundy’s family, friends and fans.
We would once again also like to extend our condolences to Bundy’s family and friends.