EX-WWE star Adnan Al-Kaissie has passed away aged 84.

The professional wrestling powerhouses announced the sad news on their official Twitter page.

A statement read: "WWE is saddened to learn that Adnan Al-Kaissie, known to sports-entertainment fans as Billy White Wolf, Sheik Adnan Al-Kaissy and General Adnan, passed away on Sept. 6 at 84.

"WWE extends its condolences to Adnan Al-Kaissie’s family, friends and fans."

Already this year, Darren Drozdov, Mike 'Mantaur' Halac and most recently Bray Wyatt have all passed.

And the heartbreak continued for fans following Al-Kaissie's death.

One said: "Not another one. My goodness."

Another added: "So much heartbreak this year."

One commented: "Damn. All these wrestlers are dropping like flies this year."

Another said: "Damn it’s been a really depressing year for wrestling."

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Al-Kaissie started his professional wrestling career in 1959 under the name Billy White Wolf, a Native American character.

He later made his name with New Japan Pro-Wrestling in the 70s before joining the WWE in 1990.

Al-Kaissie was most commonly known as acting as Sgt. Slaughter's manager.

He competed at SummerSlam 1991 with Slaughter and Col. Mustafa in a Handicap match with Sid Justice as special guest referee against Hulk Hogan and The Ultimate Warrior.

Al-Kaissie also became the first Iraqi as well as Arab to compete in a WWE ring.

After retiring from wrestling, he managed his own company – the World All-Star Wrestling Alliance – which he co-owned with Ken Patera.

In 2005, his memoir "The Sheik of Baghdad: Tales of Celebrity and Terror from Pro Wrestling's General Adnan" was published.

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