WWE Hall of Famer Mr. Fuji dead at 82

Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, died Sunday, World Wrestling Entertainment reported.

The 82-year-old Japanese-American wrestler, who began his career in 1965, was infamous for throwing salt in the faces of his opponents.

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Mr. Fuji was a world tag team champion three times alongside partner Professor Toru Tanaka. Fuji and Tanaka held the titles for nearly a year, and during their second run as champions, they held the gold for almost six months, according to the WWE.

Fujiwara retired from wrestling in 1985 and became a manager of other wrestlers until his final retirement in the late 1990s. While acting as a manager, Mr. Fuji was known for wearing a black tuxedo and bowler hat. 

Mr. Fuji was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in March 2007.

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