News of his passing was shared on Facebook by his longtime friend David Herro who wrote, "Today we lost a Legend and a man I consider family. Rest in Peace Chris. We love you. Thank you for believing in me."
Other tributes came pouring in from the wrestling community including Jerry Lawler who wrote, "another great wrestling talent gone too soon. He will be missed." Brutus Beefcake tweeted, "OMG can’t hardly believe my friend Chris Pallies aka King Kong Bundy has passed away. Very sad news he was a kind soul. Rest In Peace Brother until we meet again." (Source: Yahoo)