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Wrestling legend Terry Funk has passed away at the age of 79, as confirmed by his manager 

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The specific cause of his death has not been disclosed, Beal noted that Funk had been in poor health for an extended period and was residing in a nursing home. 

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The WWE also issued an official statement confirming Funk's passing 

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For Terry Funk, wrestling was a deep-rooted family tradition 

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Hailing from Amarillo, Texas, he was raised in a wrestling environment with his father, Dory Funk, Sr., being a professional wrestler 

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Early in his career, he formed a tag-team with his brother, Dory Funk, Jr., as outlined in his WWE biography 

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Funk gained prominence as a wrestling star during the 1980s, making a notable appearance alongside his brother in a tag-team match at WrestleMania 2 

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Over his remarkable 50-year career, he ventured into both solo and tag-team competitions across the United States and Japan, according to the WWE 

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Retired WWE wrestler Mick Foley expressed, "He was the finest wrestler I ever witnessed," in a post on social media 

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