Harry Fujiwara, known by his ring name Mr. Fuji, died Sunday morning, the WWE announced.
He was 82 years old.
Mr. Fuji was a five-time World Tag Team champion and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
He spent 20 years as a wrestler, after which he continued on as a manager for more than a decade.
Mr. Fuji lived in Tennessee after his retirement.
— WWE (@WWE) August 28, 2016
Others in the WWE community took to Twitter to mourn him and reflect on his life.
An unforgettable character in front of the camera and an even better one behind it. Rest in Peace, Mr. Fuji. pic.twitter.com/NkpQE8pyAU
— Triple H (@TripleH) August 28, 2016
— Scott Armstrong (@WWEArmstrong) August 28, 2016
RIP Mr Fuji. Saddened to hear about his passing, never had the chance to meet him, but heard many legendary stories. #legendsneverdie
— The Maharaja (@JinderMahal) August 28, 2016
I lost a very dear friend today with the passing of Mr. Fuji. RIP "Uncle Harry".
— Howard Finkel (@howardfinkel) August 28, 2016
— Billy Kidman (@WWEKidman) August 28, 2016
My very 1st memory of wrestling. ALWAYS knew I wanted to be a tag wrestler because of guys like this. RIP Fuji-san🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/YxemR3PzNc
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) August 28, 2016