I know we have a few golden era wrestling fans here (like myself), so it's sad to hear Animal of the Road Warriors / Legion of Doom has passed away.
While he always seemed like a tough beast when wrestling, he did a lot of interviews in his post wrestling days, and always came off like a cool, down-to-earth dad to me. His son ended up playing 8 years in the NFL.
Definitely one of my favorites as a kid. His hair cut, his face paint, his spikes, his scowl, his in ring style, all just fit perfectly into the more cartoony era of pro wrestling, but at the same time didn't feel out of place in the more more real/attitude era.