Hulk Hogan "devastated" by "Macho Man" Randy Savage's death

Hulk Hogan arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff on Aug. 1, 2010, in Culver City, Calif. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Hulk Hogan arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff on Aug. 1, 2010, in Culver City, Calif.
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(CBS) Hulk Hogan is mourning the death of fellow pro wrestler Randy "Macho Man" Savage, who died on Friday at the age of 58.

"I'm completely devastated, after over 10 years of not talking with Randy, we've finally started to talk and communicate," he tweeted.

"He had so much life in his eyes & in his spirit, I just pray that he's happy and in a better place and we miss him," he added. "We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one...I just pray that Randy's happy and in a better place and we miss him."

Other wrestlers have also taken to Twitter to pay tribute to Savage.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johsnon wrote: "RIP Randy 'Macho Man' Savage - you were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family."

Another message came from pro wrestler John Cena.

"The untimely passing of randy savage is indeed tragic. All true fans of wrestling will mourn this loss. One of the all time greats," he wrote.

World Wrestling Entertainment also released a statement following Savage's death, which was obtained by TMZ.

"WWE is saddened to learn of the passing of one of the greatest Superstars of his time, Randy Poffo, aka Randy "Macho Man" Savage," the statement said. "Poffo was under contract with WWE from 1985 to 1993 and held both the WWE and Intercontinental Championships. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family and friends. We wish a speedy recovery to his wife Lynn. Poffo will be greatly missed by WWE and his fans."

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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