As noted earlier, Road Warrior Animal Joe Laurinaitis passed away unexpectedly at the age of 60. TMZ is reporting that he died of natural causes.
According to their law enforcement sources, he passed away at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO after they received a call from his wife at 11:49 pm. Laurinaitis was already declared deceased when deputies arrived on the scene.
What makes the story even sadder is that Animal and his wife were celebrating their wedding anniversary. We are not aware of any health issues leading up to his death. Just a couple of months ago, he did an interview with Hannibal TV and talked about wanting to get out to do more appearances. He also talked about getting back in the gym during the pandemic so there were so signs of health issues at that time.
In his last tweet, he posted a photo of his wife with the following text: "Happy Anniversary baby, love you!"