NEW YORK — Wrestler “Dirty” Dick Slater has died, the WWE announced Thursday. He was 67.
Born Richard Slater and known in the ring as “Dirty” Dick Slater, the professional wrestler was a “prolific” competitor in the 1970s and ‘80s, according to World Wrestling Entertainment.
Slater teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton and rivaled with WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts, WWE stated in its announcement.
He competed in WWE from 1986 to 1987 before finishing his career in World Championship Wrestling.
The WWE and National Wrestling Alliance offered their condolences to Slater’s family, friends and fans when reporting his death.
Neither organization stated how or where Slater died.
He lived in Florida.