WWE Hall of Famer The Iron Sheik, aged 81, has passed away, confirmed his family on his social media accounts. They paid tribute to the larger-than-life character and the man behind it, describing him as a ‘force of nature’ and a ‘true legend.’
In a heartfelt tribute, the family expressed, “‘Today, we gather with heavy hearts to bid farewell to a true legend, a force of nature, and an iconic figure who left an incredible mark on the world of professional wrestling.'”
While sharing the sad news, they found solace in the fact that The Iron Sheik departed peacefully, leaving behind a lasting legacy that will inspire generations to come.
However, the tribute also shed light on the personal side of the wrestler. They acknowledged that beyond his wrestling persona, The Iron Sheik was a devoted family man.
The family highlighted how Sheik, known as Hossein Khosrow Ali Vaziri in real life, cherished the love and support of his wife of 47 years, Caryl. They mentioned that she stood by his side through thick and thin, providing unwavering encouragement throughout his life.
“Their bond was an anchor, providing him with the strength to face the challenges that life presented,” they shared. To his children, Tanya, Nikki, Marissa, and son-in-law Eddie, The Iron Sheik was not only a wrestling icon but also a loving and dedicated father.
His family emphasized how he instilled in them values of perseverance, determination, and the importance of pursuing their dreams. His guidance and unwavering belief in their potential served as a driving force, empowering them to become the best versions of themselves.