The wrestling world was devastated upon learning news of the death of WWE legend Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka, who passed away at the age of 73 on Jan. 15. Jimmy’s fellow WWE stars and fans alike took to Twitter to share their condolences, and to remember the great man.
Jimmy ‘Superfly’ Snuka may well be gone, but he is certainly not forgotten. As HollywoodLife.com previously reported, the 73-year-old died Jan. 15, following a long battle with stomach cancer. Jimmy’s longtime pal, and close family friend, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson broke the news of the sportsman’s death, on behalf of his daughter Tamina Snuka, 39.
“Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away,” The Rock tweeted. Followed by a message in Samoan, reading, “Alofa atu i le aiga atoa” which translates to, “Family is forever.” He Finished off the tweet with “#RIPSuperfly.” Sniff!
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 15, 2017
Social media was soon awash with stars and fans’ messages of condolences as the news of Jimmy’s death spread throughout the sports world — HollywoodLife.com brings you a selection of the most touching tributes. Tamina, who is a WWE superstar in her own right, posted a heartbreaking photo of her hand holding her father’s during his last moments on earth. It was captioned, “I LOVE YOU DAD.”
— FOX Sports Radio1340 (@1340AMFOXSports) January 15, 2017
— Chavo Guerrero jr. (@mexwarrior) January 15, 2017
— Brimstone (@entrancetohell) January 15, 2017
— Billy Vegas™ (@BillyVegasMMA) January 15, 2017
— Gorilla Position (@WWEGP) January 15, 2017
— Marc Charles (@TheLegalManMarc) January 15, 2017
— Woodhaven Media (@Woodhaven_Media) January 14, 2017
— WrestlingMayhemShow (@MayhemShow) January 12, 2017
— Spideyy (@Erwin_Spideyy) January 15, 2017
— Ben Mc Glohn (@somedudenameben) January 15, 2017
We lost another WWE Legend today.Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka past away at the age of 73.Rest In Peace to one of the greatest legend of Wrestling.You're going to dinner along your old frienemy Roddy Piper tonight Jimmy.May the force be with you, Forever. ◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽◽ #wwe #wrestling #raw #superstars #Sheamus #Smackdown #wwenetwork #beckylynch #TripleH #NXT #SethRollins #Cesaro #JimmySnuka
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RIP to WWE Legend Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka. He was 73 and died of cancer. That last photo is Tamina holding his hand😭😭😭 God Bless their family during this time. Love u Tamina❤ – Jess 💖 #wwe #wwesuperstar #raw #smackdown #wwedraft #nxt #jimmysnuka #superfly #snuka #superflysnuka @saronasnukawwe
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Rest In Peace, WWE Legendary Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka! I grew up watching him in many grudge & bloody matches since 1980s. He will be forever remembered as one of best wrestler with high fly none can beaten his fly style! #jimmysnuka #superfly #wwe #wwelegends #rip
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R.I.P. Jimmy Superfly Snuka. You were my favorite wrestler for a long time. I'll never forget your matches against Bob Backlund for the WWWF world title or your matches against Don the Magnificent Muraco for the intercontinental title. Your superfly from the top of the steel cage against both of those opponents will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace my friend. #superfly #jimmysnuka #prowrestler #halloffamer #prowrestling #wwwf #wwe #legend #highflyer #oldschool
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