WWE Hall of Famer Booker T has paid tribute to The Genius Lanny Poffo after the star passed away at the age of 68.
The news of Lanny Poffo’s death was announced by friend and WWE Hall of Famer Hacksaw Jim Duggan and the tributes to The Genius began pouring in. WWE paid their own tribute to the star who is best known for his run in the company in the late eighties and early nineties:
“WWE is saddened to learn that Lanny Poffo, best known to sports-entertainment fans as The Genius, passed away at 68 years of age.
The son of Angelo Poffo and younger brother of WWE Hall of Famer “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Lanny Poffo had a style all his own. Arriving in WWE in 1985 alongside his brother, “Leaping” Lanny Poffo was one of the first high-flyers in WWE. While he achieved some success as a fan favorite reading his own poetry and throwing Frisbees to the crowd, he reached new heights as The Genius while managing Mr. Perfect.
WWE extends its condolences to Poffo’s family, friends and fans.”
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T has given his own thoughts on Lanny Poffo and sends his love and support to his family:
“I want to pay my respects to Lanny Poffo. Lanny Poffo passed away at the age of 68. The Genius character in the WWE. I was just with Lanny Poffo no more than three weeks to a month ago. We were filming some stuff in Connecticut for WWE Treasures and he seemed perfectly fine.”
“That’s the thing man. You just don’t know when your date is gonna come, when that time is gonna come. You just don’t know. But I just want to say condolences to the family. My heart goes out to you guys because I know that was something that was totally not expected. I just saw him. So my heart goes out to the family.”