(Long Island, NY) -- Just when you thought 2016 couldn't get any more depressing, Mr. Socko has passed away following a lengthy battle with cotton poisoning.
Best known as a companion to WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley, Mr. Socko (real name: George Sockowinksi) will best be remembered for helping his friend win several matches by being firmly clamped into an opponent's mouth.
According to sources close to his family, Socko passed away peacefully in his sleep. Possibly while in the dryer.
"I can't even begin to describe what a faithful companion that sock was," Foley said in a statement on his Facebook account. "We went everywhere together over the years. We were closer than any man and his sock puppet could be.
"BANG BANG!" Foley added for emphasis.