Former WWE champion Hulk Hogan has recently lost his mother just as the new year started. The WWE and TNA wrestling star posted a recent update on his Twitter profile.Â "The Hulkster" as he is affectionately known in wrestling and pop culture circles, has recently been married, but continues to experience setbacks.
On New Year's Eve, Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, posted on his Twitter account:
"Its been a tough day, my mom passed today.she was my biggest fan,ii love her so much.happy new year to everyone."
According to a report from Wrestling INC, Hogan's mother Ruth Bollea was 88-years-old at the time of her passing.Â Hogan also lost his father almost ten years ago in December of 2001.
It was an up-and-down 2010 for Hogan, who battled back problems, surgery and then finally got married to Jennifer McDaniel.Â Even Hogan's wedding had drama to it, as a paparazzi photographer got into it with one of Hogan's friends outside.Â That caused a stir which media sites like TMZ had a field day with, resembling Hogan's stories and antics from the WWE.
This has to be a tough way for Hulkster to start off the New Year.Â Many athletes and celebrities credit their parents, especially their mothers for raising them.Â Deepest condolences go out to the Bollea family for their recent loss.