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Ric Flair pays tribute to late WWE legend

He was a great man & a true inspiration to us all - WWE

Ric Flair confirms death of WWE legend.
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"We Mourn the Loss of a True Wrestling Icon," says the Nature Boy, Rick Flair. 

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It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of wrestling legend Billy Graham

The WWE Hall of Famer and former World Heavyweight Champion passed away at the age of 79.

According to MSNRic Flair was the one who first confirmed the death of Graham.

On Twitter, Flair wrote: "My heart is heavy today. I just got the news that my good friend and one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Billy has passed away. He was an amazing entertainer and an even better person. He will be greatly missed."

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As a wrestler, Graham was one of the most influential performers of the '70s and '80s. 

His style of showmanship, which combined charisma and athleticism, was something completely new at the time and helped to revolutionise the professional wrestling industry. 

He was one of the first wrestlers to be given the nickname, Superstar, and was a trendsetter in the world of pro wrestling.

'Superstar' Billy Graham dies at 79: Remembering the influential WWE Hall of Famer
'Superstar' Billy Graham dies at 79: Remembering the influential WWE Hall of Famer. Image: Jordan Mendoza

In addition to his groundbreaking style, Graham also had a number of memorable feuds with wrestlers like Ric Flair, Bob Backlund, and Hulk Hogan, among others. 

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004 and was the subject of a documentary entitled, 'The Self-Destruction of The Ultimate Warrior', in 2005.

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The world of professional wrestling has lost an icon. 

Billy Graham will be remembered for his groundbreaking style, his memorable feuds, and his larger-than-life persona. 

Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. He will be greatly missed.

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