The most shocking news by Jim Duggan, a personal friend of Lanny Poffo, confirmed Lanny Poffo death cause. According to his friend, he died due to heart failure at 68. Duggan announced the sad news on Twitter to inform everyone that:
“With a very, very heavy heart, I’ve been asked to let everyone know about the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo, The Genius, RIP Lanny.”
Many fans, friends, and former colleagues of Lanny Poffo share their condolences over his sudden death. Virgil WWE Wrestler wrote on Twitter:
“Lanny Poffo. The genius. Man. I am so sorry, brother. Love you and Randy more than you ever will know,”
What Happened With Lanny Poffo?
Professional Wrestler Lanny Poffo passed away on Feb 2, 2023. Lanny Poffo death cause was revealed by his close friend Hacksaw Jim Duggan, a member of the WWE fame of hall. He announced that Lanny died due to a heart attack. Many people were surprised as Lanny had no known illness before his death. The whole wrestling committee was shocked by Lanny’s unexpected death.
Moreover, the WWE wrote on their website to pay tribute to Lanny Poffo:
“Arriving in WWE in 1985 alongside his brother, ‘Leaping’ Lanny Poffo was one of the first high-flyers in WWE. While he achieved some success as a fan favorite reading his poetry and throwing Frisbees to the crowd, he reached new heights as The Genius while managing Mr. Perfect [Curt Hennig]. WWE extends its condolences to Poffo’s family, friends, and fans.”
Who Was Lanny Poffo?
Lanny Poffo was a Professional Canadian- American wrestler, poet, and actor. He was born on Dec 28, 1954, and left the world on Feb 2, 2023. He joined the World Wrestling Foundation in 1985. After entering the WWF, he became known as ‘Leaping Lanny Poffo.’ Meanwhile, after his graduation, people later started calling him ‘The Genius’ in the ring when he wore his graduation cap. In 2011, Lanny Poffo defeated twenty-five competitors to win the Canadian Championship.
Moreover, he belonged to a family of professional wrestlers where his late brother ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage got, success over Hulk Hogan. Additionally, he won the NWA tag title with his father, Angelo Poffo. In 1974, he made his debut in wrestling.