WWE wrestling great Terry Funk has died at the age of 79.
His passing was announced by his longtime friend Mick Foley in a social media post on Wednesday.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 23, 2023
“I just talked to Terry’s daughter, Brandee, who gave me the awful news,” Foley said.
“He was my mentor, my idol, one of the closest friends. He was the greatest wrestler I ever saw. If you get the chance, look up a Terry Funk match or a Terry Funk promo, and give thanks that this incredible man gave so much, for so long, to so many," he continued. "There will never be another like him.
"May God bless Terry, his friends, family and all who loved him. RIP my dear friend - it was an honor to know you. #RIPTerryFunk,” he added.
Funk was also the son of Texas wrestler and promoter Dory Funk, the outlet noted. The connection helped him break into his first professional wrestling efforts in Western State Sports in Amarillo, Texas, to launch what would become a storied career in the sport.
Wrestling Legend Terry Funk Dead At 79 https://t.co/P6uRzCOcXY
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 23, 2023