WWE legend Ole Anderson, member of the Four Horsemen, dead at 81

A WWE logo is shown on a screen before a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Original Four Horsemen member Alan Rogowski, known in the wrestling world as Ole Anderson, died at 81, according to a statement by WWE.

“A founder member of The Four Horsemen, Ole’s hard-nosed style and gruff demeanor helped define the group as one of the greatest stables in sports-entertainment history,” WWE said in a statement. “WWE extends its condolences to Anderson’s family, friends and fans.”

Four Horsemen member, Ric Flair took to X, formally known as Twitter, to share his admiration for his teammate and friend.

“I will be grateful forever for you giving me the opportunity to become who I am today,” Flair wrote on X. “We didn’t always agree with each other, but the honest to God truth Is you & gene started me. Rest In Peace My Friend!”

First appeared on www.usatoday.com

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