Wrestling Legend Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka dies at 73


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(CBS) Pro wrestler Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka has died at the age of 73.

His daughter, WWE Superstar Tamina Snuka, confirmed his death on Twitter Sunday.

A lawyer representing Snuka said family members told him that Snuka died Sunday afternoon at his son-in-law’s home near Pompano Beach, Florida.

Snuka’s death comes just two weeks after a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a murder case against him.

Other pro wrestlers sent the former WWE star love through Twitter.

Snuka, a native of Fiji, previously lived in New Jersey. He was known on the wrestling circuit for diving from the ropes. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996.

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