Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Legendary wrestling superstar Dusty Rhodes has passed away. He was 69. 

Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Runnels, spent more than two decades in the wrestling world, billed as “The American Dream”. He began in 1985 as a booker for Jim Crockett Promotions, and would make his debut with the World Wrestling Federation in 1989 as Dusty Rhodes. Managed by Sapphire, we witness many battles, notably those between he and Macho Man Randy Savage. For a short period, he returned to WCW, and eventually jumped ship for ECW. He would have yet another short run with WCW, and also spent time with TNA, and along the independent circuit. The last decade of his career and life have been with WWE. 

Emergency medical personnel were called to Rhodes’ home in Orlando Fall upon receiving reports of a fall. It’s being reported that he ultimately died from kidney failure. 

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