- WWE legend Don Leo Jonathan is dead
- Jonathan who was nicknamed 'Mormon Giant' died at the age of 87
- His demise has generated some reactions on social media
The wrestling entertainment industry have been thrown into deep mourning following the death of their legend Don Leo Jonathan who died at the age of 87.
According to report by UK Sun, the former American-Canadian professional wrestler was said to have died on Saturday, October 13, before his demise was confirmed on Sunday, October 14, by the WWE authority.
Don Leo Jonathan was a giant of a wrestler standing at 6 foot 6 inches and weighing a whopping 340 pounds.
He was the second-generation WWE superstar throughout the 1950s and ‘70s and was said to have been hospitalized since August.
Nicknamed as the 'Mormon Giant' during his active wrestling days, he faced serious battles against greats such as Bruno Sammartino and Pedro Morales.
His first championship wins occurred in Montreal with the International Wrestling Association, where he twice captured their International Heavyweight title.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how another WWE wrestling legend Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart died at 63 in which the cause of his death was not announced by the wresting industry.
Jim, best known by his fans as "The Anvil" and the father of current WWE superstar Natalya was reported dead on Monday, August 13.
Football Transfers That Shocked The World | Legit.ng TV