WWE Hall of Famer and 8-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion Harley Race passed away today at the age of 76.
Race had been hospitalized for the last couple of weeks.
Race had been dealing with several health issues over the last several years and his reps noted back in March that he was battling lung cancer.
Race was an eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, and reigned as the first-ever NWA United States Heavyweight Champion. He also held the WWA World Heavyweight Championship on one occasion and won the 1986 King of the Ring tournament in WWF. Race was inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame in 2004, as well as the Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame that year.