I was sad to see this news as well. My father and I used to have great times watching wrestling on TV and at the nearby arena when it came to town. I think the Iron Shiek is still alive and kicking. Rick Flair seems to be doing well too.
He was actually a very cool guy. Met him a couple times many, many years ago. He was a teacher in the suburbs north of the city. Super great man. Loved the persona he portrayed in the ring. He was all about entertaining the crowd. All the good guys go to soon.