Dustin Rhodes, also known as The Natural, announced on Twitter that his mother, Sandra Runnels, has passed away after dealing with serious health issues. Although he did not specify the nature of her illness, he assured fans that she is no longer suffering.
He wrote on Instagram:
“I am very sad to say that I lost my Momma today. She was an incredibly strong mother who was loving and resilient to her dying day. She taught me everything, and I am the man I am today because of her. I am so saddened but so happy she is no longer in pain. [heart emoji] No words can express my pain right now. She was such a beautiful angel. She never faulted and always persevered. This last month was very hard on me and my sisters Kristin and Mandy. Her pain was so bad as we were with her throughout. I know, the man she raised in me, that I have to be strong for my family. They are my lifeline and mean absolutely everything to me. God has swept in and taken her to be with him. I have the upmost faith in him today and everyday, and I know she is no longer in pain. I want to thank you all for your continued prayers….they meant everything to us. Please continue to pray for our family through this trying, grieving time. I love you Momma and may you rest in Heaven.”
Who was Sandra Runnels?
“Sandra Runnels was the ex-wife of professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes and the mother of wrestler Dustin Rhodes. She was a private individual and was married to Dusty Rhodes from 1965 to 1975.
“Sandra Runnels had two children, a son who became a professional wrestler and a daughter named Kristin Runnels who is now a business entrepreneur. She was also the stepmother of Cody Rhodes and Teil Runnels. Dustin Rhodes was her firstborn child.
The family had a good relationship until issues arose when her husband started dating Michelle Runnels. This caused problems within the family and eventually led to the couple deciding to divorce, even though Dusty Rhodes did not want to end the marriage. However, Sandra Runnels was determined to move on with her life.
Sandra Runnels currently resides with her second family in Texas, but remains in touch with her children, grandchildren, and daughter-in-law Terri Runnels. Dakota Avery Runnels, one of her grandchildren, recently graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Sandra attended the ceremony to show her support.”
Cause of Sandra’s Death
It was announced on social media by Dustin Rhodes of AEW that his mother, Sandra, has passed away after battling with an undisclosed form of cancer. In December, he had asked for prayers for his mother who had been hospitalized. The family is in our thoughts and condolences during this difficult time.
Who is Dustin Rhodes?
Dusty Rhodes, also known as “The American Dream,” had several family members in the wrestling industry. His son Runnels and half-brother Cody Rhodes are both wrestlers. He also had two sisters, Teil Gergel and Kristin Runnels Ditto, a former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Runnels was previously married to Terri Runnels and they had a daughter together, Dakota Avery, in 1994. The couple divorced in 1999 after six years of marriage. Runnels also had a stepson and was briefly married to a second woman, Milena, before they divorced in 2003. In his book, he mentioned that the marriage was “extremely problematic” and that they had only been dating before going to the justice of the peace.
Heartfelt Condolences to Sandra Runnels and Her Family
I am so sorry for your loss I will be praying for u and your family to take your time to be with your family.
That really sucks shit, I send my condolences to him and his family members and friends
Robert J Tarlow
Poor Dustin Rhodes. He loses his father and now his mother. My condolences to Dustin’s mom.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother, I am sending my prayers and my condolences to you, the family, and your friends.
Dustin Rhodes, also known as The Natural, has announced the tragic news of his mother, Sandra Runnels’, passing after a brave battle with cancer. In a heartfelt Instagram post, Rhodes shared his love for his mother and the pain of her loss, while also expressing his gratitude for the support and prayers received from fans during this difficult time.
Sandra Runnels was the ex-wife of professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes and the mother of wrestler Dustin Rhodes, as well as the stepmother of Cody Rhodes and Teil Runnels. She is survived by her children and grandchildren, and will be remembered as a loving and resilient mother and stepmother.
Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family during this difficult time.