Hulk Hogan’s daughter, Brooke Hogan, said Thursday that her father was “very sad” over the passing of wrestling legend Vader.
Brooke and her brother, Nick, offered their thoughts on Vader in an interview with TMZ Sports.
“He was always a really nice guy,” Nick said at Los Angeles International Airport. “It sucks. My dad had actually wrestled him a couple of times and they had become friends over the years.”
“We got up today and we heard the news and it was kind of somber. Everybody was really upset about it.”
Brooke added, “My dad was very sad today.”
Vader died last Monday from heart complications after a bout with pneumonia. He was 63.
“We wish all of his family and friends and loved ones the best,” Brooke said. “Any wrestling family is family of ours.”
In November 2016, Vader tweeted that he was told he had two years to live due to congestive heart failure.
Vader and Hogan crossed paths in WCW and had some high-profile matches against each other in 1995.
They locked horns in singles matches at SuperBrawl V, Uncensored, and Bash at the Beach. Hogan prevailed in all three encounters and beat Vader for the WCW World Heavyweight Championship at Bash at the Beach.