The news has just come in that WWE legend, Joseph Laurinaitis has sadly passed away.

Here's what we know so far...

He was only sixty-years-old.

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Laurinaitis, who rose to fame as the "Road Warrior Animal" in the "Road Warriors" tag team, died on Tuesday evening, TMZ Sports reported.

Law enforcement told the publication that his wife had called the police just before midnight...

Where he was eventually found at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

The WWE legend was declared dead upon their arrival.

His death was officially confirmed today. The Road Warrior Animal Twitter page wrote: "At this time, we would like to confirm the passing of Joseph Laurinaitis aka Road Warrior Animal at the age of 60. The family is planning to release a statement later today. At this time we ask for you to keep everyone in your thoughts and prayers."

Fellow WWE icon, Hulk Hogan, also sent his heartfelt condolences.

"RIP Animal, love you, my brother," Hogan said in a statement Wednesday morning. "I know you and Hawk have a lot of unfinished business to take care of! God speed and blessings to your beautiful family, one love4Life."

A whole array of tributes followed...

Laurinaitis' cause of death is yet to be confirmed...

But it is believed he passed away from "natural causes." Rest in peace, Joseph Laurinaitis.  To remember the other lives lost this year, keep scrolling...