Rowdy’ Roddy Piper’s son Colt Toombs has paid tribute to his dad following his death on Thursday (30.07.15) from cardiac arrest.
The wrestling icon passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest at his Hollywood home on Thursday (30.07.15) and his son has honoured him with a post in which he described him as his “best friend”.
He wrote on Twitter: “My father @R_Roddy_Piper was a great man and my best friend I will miss him forever and will alway try to be the man he raised me to be (sic).”
As well as Colt, Roddy – who also had kids Ariel, Anastacia and Falon – has been praised by numerous famous faces who have released statements mourning the star.
Fellow wrestler Zack Ryder, 30, tweeted: “RIP “Rowdy” Roddy Piper…I’ll never forgot you smashing a coconut over my head at WrestleMania XXVII (sic).”
WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon also shared an emotional message, insisting he will go down in history.
He said: “Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE… beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”
And Mr T. wrote: “RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper! What a competitor?! I was honored to be your opponent in the first Wrestlemania. Bless you my brother. (sic)”
Hulk Hogan, who faced Roddy – who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 – in several matches during the 1980s also sent his condolences to his family, calling him a “legend”.
He told TMZ: “I will forever miss him. He was my best friend. He is a legend.
“God’s gain is our loss. May his family in this time of need, find peace. Much love forever.”