WASHINGTON: WWE legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka passed away at the age of 73 on Sunday, ARY News reported.
He wrestled in many promotions throughout his professional career but was best known for his stint with WWE.
Snuka introducing high-flying wrestling in WWE. He was a two time Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) champion and was the first Wrestlemania opponent of The Undertaker.
His children Jimmy Reiher, Jr. and Tamina Snuka have also wrestled in the WWE ring.
The WWE superstar was indicted and arrested over charges of murder and involuntary manslaughter charges of his girlfriend Nancy Argentino, who died from her injuries.
A judge had ended the case against sports-entertainer after ruling him mentally incompetent to stand trial.
Several WWE superstars have expressed their condolences on the death of Snuka.
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 15, 2017
Jimmy Snuka was my 1st favourite wrestler, I love him & his family, so many great conversations w him that I’ll treasure 4ever #superfly
— Santino Marella (@milanmiracle) January 15, 2017
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 15, 2017
Always representing the legacy.
Malolo i le filemu. #RIPSuperfly
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 15, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of Jimmy Snuka. My heart and prayers go out to his family. Rest easy uce. Gods got you now. #RIPSuperfly
— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) January 15, 2017
— Triple H (@TripleH) January 15, 2017
Rest in Love Jimmy #RIPSuperfly
— Nia Jax (@NiaJaxWWE) January 15, 2017