Professional wrestling legend and pop culture icon George “The Animal” Steele has passed away at the age of 79, after recent poor health, and the sad news that he had been moved to hospice care earlier this week. His professional wrestling character was a wildman, known for his hairy physique and green tongue, he was so uncontrollable that he even ate the turnbuckles. In the ring, George “The Animal” Steele’s highest profile match came at Wrestlemania II, when he challenged “Macho Man” Randy Savage for the Intercontinental Title. Howecer, outiside the ring George “The Animal” steel made an impact on pop culture, and numerous references to him can be heard in music and on television including on the “Man Hands” episode of Seinfeld when Jerry says “I feel like I’m dating George “The Animal” Steele. He even made it to Hollywood, portraying wrestler-turned-actor Tor Johnson in Tim Burton’s Ed Wood. George “The Animal” Steele was inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame in 1995, and appeared on Monday Night Raw as recently as 2010, during a match between Kofi Kingston and David Otunga. Rest In Peace, Jim Myers better known as George “The Animal” Steele, you are a legend who’s legacy will never be forgotten.