Pat Patterson, WWE legend and trailblazer, dead at 79 | Page Six Celebrity News



WWE legend Pat Patterson is dead at the age of 79.

Patterson, born Pierre Clermont, had long been battling cancer before his death. He was known as WWE’s first gay superstar.

“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.”

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