We have some sad news to report today as Lanny Poffo, who was known as “The Genius” in WWE has passed away at the age of 68.
The son of Angelo Poffo and younger brother of WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo had a style all his own. 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 own poetry and throwing Frisbees to the crowd, he reached new heights as The Genius while managing Mr. Perfect.
Lanny had the honor of inducting his brother into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015. You can see a clip of that below:
Hacksaw Jim Duggan also reported this news; he did so on his Instagram account:
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.
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We at Wrestling Rumors extend our deepest condolences to his family during this difficult time.