Hulk Hogan tells TMZ Sports … 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.”
Hogan and Piper were the two of the biggest stars in wrestling back in the ’80s — and famously did battle at Wrestlemania I in 1985.
But outside the ring, they were tight — and remained friends for decades.
The Iron Sheik has also issued a statement … saying, “Roddy Piper. I love you forever. God bless you bubba.”