We here at TheBrainosaur are sad to report that wrestling legend, “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes (real name Virgil Runnels), passed away earlier this morning. He was 69 years old.
TMZ reports Officials tell us … emergency personnel responded to Dusty’s home in Orlando, FL at 5:56 AM Wednesday morning after getting a call reporting a 69-year-old male had taken a fall.
We’re told Rhodes was transported to a nearby hospital … where he eventually passed away Thursday morning.
We’re told Dusty’s immediate family raced to be by his side as soon as they learned he was in the hospital.
Our sources tell us Dusty suffered “numerous complications” throughout the night … which ultimately proved fatal.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to Dusty’s family and friends during this hard time.