WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley took to his Facebook account and posted the following entry in regards to Dusty Rhodes passing away:
THE DREAM LIVES ON
I just received the terrible news from my younger children, that Dusty Rhodes, “The American Dream” had passed away. My heart goes out to his family and friends – and all those who loved him. I hope we can all find comfort in knowing that Dusty Rhodes will never truly be gone. He’s with is in spirit each time we see an NXT or WWE wrestler give a promo that’s just a little bit fuller, richer and better for having known the master. He’s with us each time we see a “Dusty elbow” on a show (I saw several a few nights ago) or a character that jumps off the screen into our living room, to entertain us or touch our lives. He’s with us in the countless wrestlers that he saw something in (like me in 1991) and breathed creative life into. Most of all, he’s with us every time someone puts forth a valiant effort – in wrestling or life – to break free from the limitations that Mother Nature or conventional wisdom has constrained us with. God bless you Virgil Runnels, and may the whole world celebrate your life, even while mourning your death.