- Legendary WWE Superstar suffering from cancer died at age 79
- All the heavy rails and people associated with the wrestling world expressed their grief
WWE veteran Pat Patterson has died at the age of 79. This news was most shared by Tony Marinaro. Tony was told by Roger Brulotti about this. Patterson had a cancerous disease and was undergoing treatment. He died in a hospital in Miami on Wednesday morning.
Just got a text from my buddy Rodger Brulotte letting me know that legendary wrestler Pat Patterson of @WWE passed away earlier this morning in a Miami hospital. Patterson, had cancer. He was 79. Thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP. #WWE
— Tony Marinaro (@TonyMarinaro) December 2, 2020
Following the news of Patterson’s death, several WWE veterans expressed their sympathy and mourned his demise. Veterans like WWE, Triple H, Jim Ross also expressed their grief over his demise.
WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson has passed away. https://t.co/SDMTR6skZn
— WWE (@WWE) December 2, 2020
WWE told its official Twitter to handle that it is sad to learn that Hall of Famer Pat Patterson is no longer among us.
Just heard of the passing this morning if the great, Pat Patterson.
True legend of the pro wrestling business.
A wonderful mentor who taught me so much.
RIP old friend. ???? pic.twitter.com/t61R9yCze1
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) December 2, 2020
Jim Ross also expressed sorrow, sharing a picture of Patterson.
No words can describe what he gave to us. His body as an in-ring performer, his mind as a storyteller, and his spirit as a beloved member of our large @WWE family. I will miss him for so many reasons… it’s never goodbye, it’s see ya down the road. Love you, Pat. Abooze
— Triple H (@TripleH) December 2, 2020
The company’s COO Triple H also expressed its grief.
I can not express how crushed I feel right now with the loss of Pat Patterson. A true member of my family, mentor and dear friend.
I love you Pat.
God speed. pic.twitter.com/FdaAFnsw8m
— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) December 2, 2020
A look at Pat Patterson’s WWE career
Pat Patterson also had a great career as a wrestler before working backstage in WWE. Patterson became the first intercontinental champion of the WWF in 1979. Patterson also wrestled for several other promotions during his wrestling career.
WWE inducted Patterson into its Hall of Fame in the year 1996. Patterson later played a behind-the-scenes role in WWE as a producer. He was one of Mr. McMahon’s stocks during the Attitude Era along with fellow veteran Gerald Briscoe.
Patterson also made a knock at the WWE RAW Reunion in 2019. On the show, he also won the WWE 24/7 Championship by pinning Drake Maverick. He lost the title later that night to Gerald Briscoe.
Paterson’s contribution to WWE has been valuable over the years. He has been an integral part of WWE success for years and will always be remembered by former colleagues and fans.