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VIDEO: Ole Anderson, 'The Four Horsemen' member, passes away

Alan Rogowski, better known as Ole Anderson formed "The Four Horsemen" with Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard

By Web Desk
February 27, 2024
Members of The Four Horsemen Ole Anderson, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard. — WWE/File
Members of "The Four Horsemen" Ole Anderson, Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard. — WWE/File

Alan Rogowski, better known as Ole Anderson in the wrestling world, has passed away at the age of 81, CBS Sports reported on Tuesday. 

Rogowski left a lasting legacy in the wrestling industry, with his most well-known affiliation being with the original Four Horsemen group. 

Earlier today, Ricky Morton shared the news of Anderson's death via his Instagram account.

"Rest in Paradise, Ole Anderson," Morton wrote. "You taught me so much in professional wrestling. You were tough as nails. You will be missed, my friend."

After Lars Anderson left the team in 1968, Rogowski joined the "Anderson Family" and formed the Minnesota Wrecking Crew with his narrative brother Gene Anderson. 

Rogowski eventually formed a new version of The Minnesota Wrecking Crew with Arn Anderson. The pair were a dominant force before being paired with Ric Flair and Tully Blanchard, along with manager J Dillon, as The Four Horsemen in 1986.

After taking over Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling and subsequently World Championship Wrestling, The Horsemen went on to become one of the most legendary teams in the wrestling world.

After declaring retirement from professional wrestling in 1987, Rogowski later resurrected the group in 1989, this time with Arn Anderson, Flair, and Sting. Soon after, he retired once more and took on the role of manager for the organisation.

Although a precise cause of death has not yet been disclosed, it was reported in 2007 that Anderson had received a multiple sclerosis diagnosis.