Former WWE star Lanny Poffo passes away at 68

The 68-year-old's passing was revealed on Thursday

in a Facebook post by "Hacksaw" Jim Duggan

With a very, very heavy heart, I've been asked to let everyone know

about the passing of our friend and colleague Lanny Poffo

WWE released the following statement on Poffo's passing

WWE is saddened to learn that Lanny Poffo

best known to sports-entertainment fans as The Genius

passed away at 68 years of age

WWE extends its condolences to Poffo’s family