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Bobby Heenan Dies: WWE Manager 'The Brain' Was 73

Bobby Heenan Dies: WWE Manager 'The Brain' Was 73

Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame Manager and Commentator Bobby Heenan has passed away at 73 after a long battle against throat cancer on Sept. 17, 2017. (George Napolitano/MediaPunch/IPX)

By    |   Monday, 18 September 2017 03:04 PM

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan, regarded by many as the greatest pro wrestling manager of all time, died Sunday at age 73.

A cause of death was not released, but Heenan had been battling throat and tongue cancer since 2002.

Heenan started out as a wrestler under the name “Pretty Boy” Bobby Heenan, but quickly became known for his witty, blustering trash talk, which better suited a manager.

Heenan called the wrestlers he managed the “Heenan family,” and members included Andre the Giant, Ric “Nature Boy” Flair, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect, and Harley Race. Many of his wrestlers have been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, and Heenan was inducted in 2004.

“With a career spanning more than four decades, Heenan was 'The Brain' behind some of the most prolific Superstars in sports-entertainment history,” the WWE said in a statement, Rolling Stone reported.

Wrestlers, fans and others in WWE took to Twitter to eulogize Heenan.

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