Slater, who struggled with addiction and was arrested for a violent crime following his wrestling career, was 67. His cause of death has not been released.
Following his passing, WWE released a statement, highlighting the career of the competitive wrestler who went by “Dirty” D!ck Slater in the ring.
“Slater was a prolific competitor during the 1970s and 1980s in Georgia Championship Wrestling, Mid-South Wrestling and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling, where he teamed with WWE Hall of Famer Bob Orton and had a memorable rivalry with WWE Hall of Famer Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts,” it read.
“Slater competed in WWE from 1986 to 1987 before moving to Japan and finishing his in-ring career in WCW.”
May his soul RIP.