Wrestlers react on Twitter to death of Macho Man Randy Savage

May 20, 2011 at 2:51 p.m. ET

The wrestling world is hurting after losing one of their beloved stars today, Macho Man Randy Savage. Hulk Hogan, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, Kevin Nash and Mick 'Mankind' Foley have all reached out via Twitter to share their messages of shock and grief.

The man known best as Randy 'Macho Man' Savage passed away Friday morning after suffering both a heart attack and a car accident.

Hulk Hogan, blindsided by the loss of his estranged former colleague, sent out the following messages via Twitter in reaction to the news of Macho Man Randy Savage's death.

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

Hulk Hogan went on to add, "We miss him a lot. I feel horrible about the ten years of having no communication. This was a tough one."

Dwayne Johnson, known as 'The Rock' in his wrestling days, also took to Twitter upon hearing that 'Macho Man' had died. "RIP Randy 'Macho Man' Savage," TMZ reports Dwayne Johnson wrote. "You were one of my childhood inspirations and heros. Strength, love and prayers to the Savage/Poffo family."

Former WWE superstar Kevin Nash also posted the following message, "I lost a close friend today. If anybody in heaven is wondering who the cat in the ugly cowboy hat is it's Randy. Love you Bro. Never another."

Mick 'Mankind' Foley told TMZ, "Though I only met Randy Savage a handful of times, he was one of my all-time favorite performers... I loved his style, in the ring and on the microphone."

He continued, "I loved hearing stories about Randy and his wrestling family. From the incredible matches in the small towns throughout the South where he forged a legendary reputation before becoming a household name with WWE, to the tales of even more legendary thrift on the road -- that I did my very best to live up to -- Randy Savage had a profound effect on me."

Macho Man Randy Savage is survived by his wife of one year, Lynn.