The Iron Sheik, WWE Hall of Famer, Dies at Age 81

WWE Hall of Famer and professional wrestling legend The Iron Sheik has died at the age of 81, according to a statement posted on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

In the statement, The Iron Sheik was called a “cultural phenomenon” and “pop culture icon” who transcended the world of pro wrestling:

The Iron Sheik starred in WWE throughout the 1980s and into the early 1990s, holding the WWE World Heavyweight Championship and WWE Tag Team Championship one time each before getting inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

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