New details continue to emerge on the death of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes, who passed away Thursday morning at the age of 69.
TMZ.com first reported that medical personnel arrived at Dusty’s home in Orlando Wednesday morning after the WWE Hall of Famer fell down. SEScoops.com then followed up by reporting how Rhodes’ kidneys were failing and that he was dehydrated.
An updated story from TMZ notes how Dusty had been looking to lose weight in order to bring his blood pressure down:
“Dusty Rhodes was laser focused on improving his health when he met with fellow wrestling legend Jerry Brisco last week, and feeling good about his prognosis.
Brisco — who’s known Rhodes for decades — tells TMZ Sports they hung out in Orlando last Thursday, and Rhodes talked about how he was going to the doctor regularly. He’d been told he needed to bring his blood pressure down, and Brisco says Dusty’s weight loss was helping.
Rhodes and Brisco were planning to go to an event Thursday night in Tampa to raise money for a wrestling wall of fame. Jerry says it won’t be the same, but he’s still going so he can gather with other wrestlers and fans to share Dusty stories.”