Pro wrestling icon Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka died Sunday at the age of 73. Just two weeks before the death of the WWE Hall of Famer, who was best known for jumping barefoot off a steel cage, a Pennsylvania judge dismissed a murder case against him, ruling he was not competent to stand trial for the 1983 death of his girlfriend.
Snuka, a native of Fiji who grew up in Hawaii, made his final in-ring appearance with WWE in 2009, when he teamed up with fellow legends "Rowdy" Roddy Piper and Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat in a handicap match against Chris Jericho at WrestleMania 25.
A number of current and former pro wrestling stars reacted to Snuka's death on Twitter, including his daughter, WWE superstar Tamina.
I LOVE YOU DAD #FOREVERMYDAD #RestWell #FamiliesAreForever #BestDad #SnukaLegacy https://t.co/Fo6n6gPkZH— Tamina Snuka (@TaminaSnuka) January 15, 2017
Our family @TaminaSnuka asked me to share the sad news that her dad Jimmy Snuka has just passed away. Alofa atu i le aiga atoa. #RIPSuperfly— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) January 15, 2017
Always representing the legacy.— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 15, 2017
Malolo i le filemu. #RIPSuperfly
So sorry to learn of the passing of the legendary Jimmy Snuka. His career had such a huge impact on my life. pic.twitter.com/I4JZP7XICJ— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) January 15, 2017
#RIPSuperfly one of the greatest icons in the history of our business. Sending our love and prayers to the entire family. https://t.co/AxmHKYrDj8— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) January 15, 2017
Our condolences to the family and friends of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka who died earlier today after losing his fight with stomach cancer. RIP🙏— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) January 15, 2017
GOD BLESS JIMMY SNUKA. HE WILL FLY ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN. WHAT A SWEET MAN. LOVE YOU BROTHER!!!!— JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) January 15, 2017
Respect for the family of Jimmy Snuka! Can't help but shed a tear thinking of you... Much Love! @TaminaSnuka @WWE— Curtis Axel (@RealCurtisAxel) January 15, 2017
So sorry to hear about the passing of Super Fly Jimmy Snuka, one of a kind and a pioneer, my condolences to family, friend and fans— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) January 15, 2017
Sad to hear about the passing of Jimmy Snuka. My heart and prayers go out to his family. Rest easy uce. Gods got you now. #RIPSuperfly— Dustin Rhodes (@Goldust) January 15, 2017