Dusty Rhodes, the iconic wrestler who was a three-time NWA Heavyweight Champion, died on Thursday (June 11). He was 69.

TMZ reported Rhodes' death and included a statement from WWE, which said, "WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues."

Rhodes, whose real name was Virgil Runnels, was famously known as 'The American Dream' and built his image around being a common American man.

He had a long, heralded feud with the Macho Man Randy Savage. His two sons, Dustin 'Goldust' Rhodes and Cody 'Stardust' Rhodes, also became wrestling stars.

Rhodes was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007 and is one of six inducted to each of the WWE, WCW, Professional Wrestling and Wrestling Observing Newsletter Halls of Fame.

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