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Bobby Heenan, an inductee of the WWE Hall of Fame better known as “The Brain,” has died at the age of 73. According to a report from ESPN, Heenan had been battling throat cancer for the last 15 years.

ESPN reports:

After early success in the World Wrestling Association (WWA) and the American Wrestling Association (AWA), Heenan was signed by the WWE in 1984. His first managerial client as part of the promotion was WWE Hall of Famer Big John Studd.

Throughout his years as a manager, Heenan formed what would come to be known as the Heenan Family, a group of superstars whom he managed. Among them were Andre the Giant, Ric Flair, Paul Orndorff, Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Rick Rude, Mr. Perfect and Harley Race. All of those names also hold their rightful places in the WWE Hall of Fame.

Heenan passed on Sunday, September 17. An official cause of death has not been announced.

Photo: screen cap/WWE

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