In the '80s, Street moved to North America alongside his manager and future wife ... where he would continue wrestling through different promotions as a heel.
"The Exotic One" survived throat cancer in 2001 ... after being told by a doctor to prepare for the worst, according to the outlet.
Street retired in 2014 ... capping off a career that spanned more than half a century.
Tributes from across the sports entertainment world poured in Monday morning ... with WWE CCO Triple H writing, "A genre-bending pioneer whose larger-than-life presence and ruthlessness between the ropes changed the wrestling world forever. Honored to have called Adrian Street a friend."
Scottish superstar Drew McIntyre also wrote about Street's passing, saying ... "Adrian Street was before his time, a genuine trailblazer and one of the toughest men you could wish to meet. My thoughts go out to his wife Linda & the rest of his family and friends. RIP"