The Iron Sheik Dies: WWE Legend and Hall of Famer Was 81

ATLANTA, GA - DECEMBER 11: Iron Sheik poses backstage at Power 96.1's Jingle Ball 2013 at Philips Arena on December 11, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Greco-Roman wrestler and WWE legend The Iron Sheik (real name Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri) has died at the age of 81.

The former WWF World Heavyweight champion has been in the WWE Hall of Fame since 2005 and is remembered for his rivalries with Hulk Hogan, Bob Backlund, and Sgt. Slaughter. News of his passing comes via his Twitter account.

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