It has been confirmed that WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young has passed away at the age of 90. Media outlets had reported on Thursday that Young had passed away but the reports had turned out to be false. The Hall of Famer’s passing was confirmed by WWE executive Stephanie McMahon on Twitter.
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 15, 2014
Young had been under hospice care at her home as her kidneys had been starting to fail. WWE.com released a statement acknowledging the passing of Young.
“WWE is greatly saddened by the news that WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young, beloved member of the WWE family and oldest living squared circle personality, has passed at the age of 90,” the statement begins. “Johnnie Mae Young was truly one of the greatest female competitors to ever lace up a pair of boots. A proud competitor for three quarters of a century and valued part of WWE to her last day, Young truly blazed a path for future female grapplers beginning in the 1940s.”
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Young and her family.