11:37 AM PT — Officials tells us … emergency personnel responded to Dusty’s home in Orlando, FL at 5:56 AM Wednesday morning after getting a call reporting a 69-year-old male had taken a fall.
We’re told Rhodes was transported to a nearby hospital … where he eventually passed away. WWE superstar Dusty Rhodes — famously known as “The American Dream” — has died at age 69 … the WWE confirms.
Rhodes — real name Virgil Runnels — passed away Thursday morning.
Rhodes, who famously rocked polka dot tights during his legendary career, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.
Dusty had 4 children — including two sons who also became wrestling superstars — Goldust (Dustin Runnels) and Stardust (Cody Runnels).
The WWE issued a statement saying, “WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Runnels’ family, friends and colleagues.”
WWE superstar Triple H posted a comment about his friend … saying, “Saddened to hear the passing of Dusty Rhodes. Legend, teacher, mentor, friend…Love you Dream.”
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