WWE stars and fans are now mourning the loss of one of the best WWE commentators, wrestlers, and managers: Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. News of his death was first announced at WWE last night. Loving messages to honor the phenomenal manager and wrestler have started flooding the social media accounts now.

Heenan has been struggling with throat cancer since 2002. In 2007, he had reconstructive jaw surgery as one of his numerous treatments for his sickness. As of press time, there is no official statement regarding the cause of his death.

Tributes abound on Twitter

As many are mourning the loss of Heenan, many people have also paid tribute through their social media accounts. Topping the list of those who gave honor to the highly respected manager is the Heenan Family.

Ric Flair posted on his official Twitter account a message to honor his manager. He posted accolades of the highest degree for Heenan, such as the greatest manager, one of the best in-ring performers, and greatest announcer.

WWE superstar Bubba Ray Dudley also took to his Twitter account during his last moments with the deceased manager. The former said he is very happy that he was able to tell the latter that he loves him. Dudley also described the manager as one of WWE's legends.

Furthermore, Mick Foley also expressed his sympathy. He honored Heenan by posting on his Twitter account that the latter is one of the “most influential personas” in the history of WWE.

His impressive career

Heenan began his involvement in the wrestling industry when he started as a professional wrestler in the World Wrestling Association. He also became a manager, and his wrestling managerial career resulted in creating his own family of big-time wrestlers. He managed a group of WWE superstars that he called the Heenan Family.

Big John Studd was Heenan’s very first client to manage. The former was also hailed as a WWE Hall of Famer as well.

His other WWE superstar clients were Ric Flair, Andre the Giant, Arn Anderson, Rick Rude, Paul Orndorff, Tully Blanchard, Harley Race, and Mr. Perfect. These superstars became Hall of Famers as well, making Heenan as one of the greatest managers in the history of WWE.

The outstanding manager is a Hall of Famer himself. Heenan received the WWE Hall of Fame honor in 2004.

Heenan also became a commentator and reportedly set a new standard for the professional wrestling commentary with his partner, Gorilla Monsoon. Moreover, he was the guest commentator for the Gimmick Battle Royal that featured 19 alumni of WWE, ESPN noted.

Our condolences to the Heenan family and for mourning wrestlers and fans.