Hulk Hogan tells TMZ Sporrts … he’s devastated over the news of his friend Roddy Piper — saying, “I will forever miss him.”
“He was my best friend. He is a legend.”

Hogan adds, “God’s gain is our loss. May his family in this time of need, find peace. Much love forever, HH.”

The Iron Sheik has also issued a statement … saying, “Roddy Piper. I love you forever. God bless you bubba.”

Here are just some of the remembrances being posted on social media regarding Roddy Piper from the entertainment and wrestling world:

I can't find the words to describe the sorrow in my heart upon learning the news of my dear friend, Roddy Piper, passing…

Posted by Bret Hart on Saturday, August 1, 2015

I am very deeply saddened and shocked to learn today of the passing of my best mate since coming to America, "Rowdy"…

Posted by Luke Williams on Friday, July 31, 2015

Another legend has passed. Rest in peace, and enjoy your bubblegum, Roddy Piper, the most natural and likeable "bad guy" in wrestling.

Posted by Melissa Joan Hart on Friday, July 31, 2015

R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy PiperSo sad to hear he passed away.LOOK: http://peewee.com/2015/07/31/r-i-p-rowdy-roddy-piper/

Posted by Pee-wee Herman on Friday, July 31, 2015

Our condolences go out to Roddy Piper's family during this time of loss.

Posted by Impact Wrestling on Friday, July 31, 2015

Devastated to hear the news of my friend Roddy Piper's passing today. He was a great wrestler, a masterful entertainer and a good friend.

Posted by Director John Carpenter on Friday, July 31, 2015

Ring of Honor posted the following:

We at Ring of Honor are extremely shocked and saddened at the sudden passing of the legendary “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

A true icon in professional wrestling, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper was a silent adviser to many, passing on his invaluable wisdom. An amazing man who will be missed by those who were lucky enough to work with or get to know him.

We extend our sincerest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.

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