WWE.com posted the following on their website:
WWE is saddened by the passing of Lillian Ellison, who was known to sports-entertainment fans as Hall of Famer Fabulous Moolah. She passed away last night in Columbia, S.C.
In the world of women’s wrestling, there will always be one irrefutable legend that stands head and shoulders above the rest: The Fabulous Moolah. She was the longest reigning champion in the history of her chosen sport, or any sport for that matter. And with more than 50 years in the business to her credit, she established a legacy that will never be forgotten, making her name synonymous with female wrestling.
Lillian "The Fabulous Moolah" Ellison was 84 years old. The cause of death is currently unknown, but it is assumed to be natural causes. WWE.com has interviews up with some of Lillian Ellison's best friends and proteges (Mae Young, Beth Phoenix, Victoria; among others). Stay tuned to Wrestling101 for more.