By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Former wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Pat Patterson has passed away. He was 79.
An official cause of death has not been announced yet. He had been battling cancer before his death.
In the past few years, he came out as gay.
“WWE is saddened to learn that Pat Patterson has passed away at the age of 79,” WWE said in a statement. “A true trailblazer of the industry, Patterson was linked to many ‘firsts’ in sports-entertainment throughout his storied career, including the first-ever Intercontinental Title reign and the creation of the Royal Rumble Match.”
He was born Pierre Clermont in Ville-Marie, Montréal, Québec, Canada on January 19, 1941. As a wrestler, he was also known as Lord Patrick Patterson, and Pat Andrews.
He began his in-person wrestling career in 1958 before retiring in 1985. Following his retirement, he remained involved in the sport before his death.
Patterson also worked as a road agent, booker, interviewer, color commentator, and referee.
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