King Kong Bundy, a legendary WWE wrestler know as the “walking condominium,” passed away at the age of 61, the WWE announced.
A cause of death was not immediately released.
Bundy (real name Christopher Pallies) starred in the first two Wrestlemania events in the 1980s. The WWE described Bundy by saying he was “so dominant that he demanded referees count to five when he pinned his opponents to show that there was no way they were getting up.”
Hulk Hogan mourned his passing on Twitter, saying, “Overwhelmed by King Kong Bundy’s passing, only great memories,R.I.P. big man until we meet again.”
Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake shared his feelings, writing, “OMG can’t hardly believe my friend Chris Pallies aka King Kong Bundy has passed away. Very sad news he was a kind soul. Rest In Peace Brother until we meet again.”