WWE is saddened to announce that WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race passed away today at age 76 due to complications from lung cancer.
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Harley Race passed away today at age 76. WWE extends its condolences to Race’s family, friends and fans. https://t.co/lO4OimLsSd
— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2019
Earlier last month, the legendary Harley Race was scheduled for an appearance at a Fan Expo in Knoxville, Tennesee this past weekend but had to cancel due to on-going health issues.
WWE Hall of Famer has been hospitalized since Friday, according to comments made on his official Twitter account.
Race was traveling to Knoxville, TN for the Fanboy Expo when he “showed some signs that needed to be checked out” and apparently stopped at a hospital. It was then announced on Saturday that Race was still hospitalized and could not make the convention. Race remained hospitalized as of this afternoon.
Race is currently battling lung cancer.
Below is what was posted on his official Twitter page:
Just a quick update on Mr. Race, he is still at the hospital under doctors care. There isn't any time table for any situation as his health is of utmost priority. We will be releasing more info later this afternoon. Thanks to everyone for their concern and continue the thoughts.
— Harley Race (@8XNWAChampion) July 15, 2019
To the fans of Mr. Race that are in Knoxville for Fan Expo. He is still under medical watch at the moment and will unfortunately not be able to attend the comic con. As a result of this. We are working on a suitable form of replacement along with the staff of Fan Expo.
— Harley Race (@8XNWAChampion) July 13, 2019
For the fans attending #fanboyexpo, Mr. Race was en route to Knoxville and while travelling, showed some signs that needed to be checked out. Currently, he is waiting on the OK to leave and then – well-being pending – he will proceed to Knoxville to fulfill his appearance.
— Harley Race (@8XNWAChampion) July 12, 2019