Mr. Fuji, former star wrestler and manager, dies at 82

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STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment says former star wrestler and manager Harry Fujiwara, better known as Mr. Fuji, has died. He was 82.

An obituary on WWE's website says Fujiwara died Sunday morning. A WWE spokesman tells The Associated Press that he died in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Fujiwara starred as a tag team champion in the ring before shifting into a bad-guy manager role in the 1980s. "Magnificent" Don Muraco, Yokozuna and George "The Animal" Steele were among those he managed. His trademark tactic was throwing salt into the eyes of opponents.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2007.

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