MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota has lost an iconic face in wrestling — Verne Gagne has passed away at the age of 89.

Laverne Clarence “Verne” Gagne touched almost every part of the sport — he was a wrestler, announcer, promoter and owner of the American Wrestling Association in Minneapolis.

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Gagne was the AMA Heavyweight Champion 16 times, and held the world record for most combined days as a world champion. He’s one of just six men inducted into all four wrestling halls of fame.

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In recent years, Gagne had been struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease. The cause of death is not yet known.