The wrestling community is struggling right now after a long time well known WWE star has passed away.
Mike Halac, who was best known as Mantaur from his time in the WWE, has sadly lost his life during his sleep today at the age of 55.
Halac’s daughter, Demi, announced that tragic news on Halac’s personal Facebook page, saying:
“He went peacefully in his sleep. He’s no longer in pain.”
“This really hit home to lose my father, he will forever be in my heart and many others. I love you, dad. Make the skies beautiful for me.”
He began his wrestling career in 1991, competing in the CWA in Germany as Bruiser Mastino. He worked for the company until 1994 when he signed with WWE.
He would eventually retire in 2001 before returning in 2005. His final wrestling appearance would come in 2019 for GCW in the Clusterf**k Battle Royal at Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3. He had time during the WWE and many other wrestling assosiations.
THE WWE POSTED THE FOLLOWING:
WWE is saddened to learn that Mike Halac, better known to WWE fans as Mantaur, has passed away.
Halac’s combination of size and charisma immediately captivated fans worldwide as he took to the ring in a giant bull head to highlight his half-man, half-minotaur persona.
Halac spent time in both WWE and ECW where he faced some of the biggest stars of his generation like Bam Bam Bigelow, Razor Ramon, and Bret Hart.
WWE extends its condolences to Mike Halac’s family, friends and fans.