Wrestling Legend Ivan Koloff Passes Away

This has been a rough week for family and fans of some true legends in professional wrestling. Chavo Guerrero Sr., George “The Animal” Steele both passed away, and now we have received word that NWA legend and former WWF (WWE) World Champion Ivan Koloff (Oreal Perra) has also died.

Ivan had been battling liver issues according to a GoFundMe page his daughter set up earlier this month.

Several members of the pro wrestling community have sent out their condolences via Twitter:

I met Ivan in his later years and Ivan was such a nice and gentle soul, quite a contrast to the character I saw him portray in the ring when I was a kid that drew so much heat.

Ivan Koloff was 74.

Thoughts and prayers are with the family of The Russian Bear, Ivan Koloff.

William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. William is editor of WBWTV.com, admin of WrestleFix.com, as well as writer & editor in chief of PowYeah.com, Rokuki.com, and NetFXD.com.

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