Travis Orndorff announced the following on Instagram…
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father, Paul Parlette Orndorff Jr. . He is better known as “Mr. #1derful” Paul Orndorff. Most of you will remember him for his physique. Many will remember his intensity. But if I could only get you to understand and see his heart. He will always be Pop, Paw Paw, and Daddy at home. And as much as many of you hated him as a wrestler, he absolutely loved you for it. He was an amazing father that showed me more love than I ever deserved. I love you Daddy.
A donation page is available in my bio for funeral expenses. Any close friends whom would like to speak at his funeral, please message me on Instagram Travis_Orndorff.
Last month, it was noted by Travis that his father was in rough shape due to CTE.
Orndorff was perhaps best known for his heel run against Hulk Hogan in 1986. The two had a match at The Big Event in Toronto which drew a reported 61,470 fans. Orndorff was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.