Colt Toombs, an aspiring pro wrestler and beginning MMA fighter, took to Twitter on Friday evening to comment on the passing of his father, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
“My father Roddy Piper was a great man and my best friend,” wrote Toombs. “I will miss him forever and will alway try to be the man he raised me to be.”
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
— Colt Toombs (@ColtToombs) July 31, 2015
Piper’s daughter Ariel also tweeted the following:
My dad @R_Roddy_Piper has passed away. I'll always keep him close to my heart. There are no words for the depth of sadness and loss I feel
— Ariel Teal Toombs (@arielteal) July 31, 2015