Lanny Poffo has passed away at the age of 68, . ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan took to his social media platforms to share the news as the tributes came raining in from close friends, fans and those alike.
With a very, very heavy heart, I've been asked to let everyone know about the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius.
RIP Lanny pic.twitter.com/4ve4J2HSHT
— Hacksaw Jim Duggan (@RealHacksawJim) February 2, 2023
We are deeply saddened to hear that Leaping Lanny Poffo has passed away at age 68. We send our sincerest condolences to his family, friends and fans throughout the world over as the Man known as The Genius and the poet laureate of the WWE rests in peace. Thanks for the memories pic.twitter.com/nChdZP75lu
— CauliflowerAlleyClub (@CACReunion) February 2, 2023
Poffo, the brother of ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage, began his career in wrestling in the 1970s. He was reintroduced as ‘The Genius’ in the 1980s. He spent time in WCW, WWF and back in 2018, he did commentary for Ring of Honor.
POST Wrestling would like to send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Lanny Poffo.