'WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka has passed away,' the statement reads. He started wrestling in the 1970s before joining the company then known as the World Wrestling Federation in 1982. New, Report: Multiple AEW Wrestlers Test Positive For COVID-19, 10 Things You Didn't Know About Road Warrior Animal Fellow wrestler Jim Ross wrote a message about Snuka's tragic death on Twitter. Birthday: May 18, 1943Date of Death: January 15, 2017Age at Death: 73. Another wrestling icon, Hulk Hogan, also took to Twitter to share his condolences. Birthday: May 18, 1943 Date of Death: January 15, 2017 Age at Death: … Hold onto your hats (and MASKS)! He's pictured above (center) in 2009 during Wrestle Mania 25 in Houston. She captioned it: 'I LOVE YOU DAD #FOREVERMYDAD #RestWell #FamiliesAreForever #BestDad #SnukaLegacy'. The WWE issued a statement about his death, extending condolences to his family and friends, Actor and fellow wrestler Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was one of the first to share the tragic news about the legend's death on Twitter (above), Fellow wrestler Jim Ross wrote the message above about Snuka's tragic death to Twitter, Ross followed his first tweet with another message and wrote (above): 'When asked how he was doing, the late Jimmy Snuka would smile and often say, 'Lovely, Bruddah.' Pompano Beach, Florida, Recently Passed Away Celebrities and Famous People. What else did you learn from VICE's Dark Side Of The Ring: Jimmy Snuka? Part of the Daily Mail, The Mail on Sunday & Metro Media Group, Miami man viciously punches woman on train during unprovoked attack, Police release video of two men suspected of raping woman, Clara Spera speaks about grandmother's views on Supreme Court, Dominic Raab says second lockdown 'can't be ruled out', Police officers injured with 'corrosive substance' during drugs raid, Crocheting couple on causing internet outage during pandemic, Cute moment Kate Middleton uses her sunglasses to make a child laugh, 'We're in your corner': Meghan sends message to AGT finalist, Labour leader slams testing fiasco and urges it to be fixed fast, Harry and Meghan urge Americans to 'reject hate speech' and vote, Raab suggests Chancellor will not extend initial furlough scheme, Footage shows moment two inmates allegedly attack prison officer. Jimmy passed away on January 15, 2017 at the age of 73 in Pompano Beach, Florida,. #RIPSuperfly', Another wrestling icon, Hulk Hogan, also took to Twitter to share his condolences (above), He tweeted: 'Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away. Decision to cancel the November budget shows the grave... STEPHEN GLOVER: Confused, contradictory and over cautious, this isn't the Boris Johnson that Britain voted... Comedian Lee Evans, 56, makes rare appearance since quitting showbiz for his wife... as he goes without his... Muslim porter successfully sues five-star hotel for religious harassment after bosses gave him 'cheap'... Nobel winners get 10% raise: Prize money goes up to $1.1million. His dive off the top of the steel cage onto Don Muraco at Madison Square Garden as hundreds of flash bulbs went off will forever live as one of the most memorable moments in WWE history. If you see something that doesn't look right on this page, please do inform us using the form below: © 2017 Dead or Kicking / All Rights Reserved. Your contribution is much appreciated! Jimmy's cause of death was stomach cancer. By Regina F. Graham For Dailymail.com and Kaileen Gaul For Dailymail.com, Published: 20:50 BST, 15 January 2017 | Updated: 01:52 BST, 16 January 2017. The Queen is to get a bailout from the taxpayer after her land and property investments plummeted due to... Students could be told to STAY at university over Christmas to avoid spreading coronavirus around the... Keep calm, and carry on commuting: Tubes and trains are packed as thousands head into the office to save... Why is the trial of Oxford University's Covid-19 vaccine STILL on hold in the US? Oops. Prosecutors countered that Snuka's brain shows normal signs of aging and suggested he might be feigning symptoms. Former professional wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka died on Sunday aged 73. His daughter, who wrestles under the name Tamina Snuka, posted on Instagram with the hashtag #BestDad to announce Snuka’s death. Snuka would be in the corner of Hulk Hogan and Mister T for their tag team match against Piper and Paul Orndorff at the original 1985 WrestleMania. Coronavirus Update. He was 73. Jimmy didn't actually die until 15 January 2017. 'Snuka is regarded by many as the pioneer of high-flying offense because of his Superfly Splash from the top turnbuckle. 'Superfly' Jimmy Snuka was born on May 18, 1943 and died on January 15, 2017. That saw him climbing to the very top of the the ropes in the ring, stretch out his long hair before flinging onto an opponent.