WWE Hall of Famer Bobby ‘The Brain’ Heenan Dies at 73

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One of wrestling’s biggest names is gone. Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, a Hall of Famer, manager, and announcer has passed away at 73.

One of the first to note “The Brain’s” passing was WWE commentator Jim Ross who sent out a tweet Sunday saying that the Heenan’s death “gutted him.”

“No one ever did it better than the Wease,” Ross added:

Heenan had been suffering from throat cancer since 2002, but had only recently stopped making personal appearances, according to TMZ.

All day Sunday tributes poured in on Twitter.

The WWE itself sent out an announcement via Twitter:

Bruce Prichard, known to wrestling fans as “Brother Love,” wrote on Twitter that it was “Hard to find words” for the loss:

Hall of Famer Ric Flair called Heenan one of the greatest in the business:

Ted DiBiase, also a Hall of Famer, expressed his prayers for Heenan’s wife, Cindy:

Former WWE announcer Sean Mooney insisted that “no one did it better” than Heenan:

There were many, many more and more are sure to come as wrestling fans learn of the news.

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