As noted yesterday, WWE issued a statement on the passing of Chief Jay Strongbow. Here is their statement:
WWE was saddened to learn of the passing of Jay Scarpa, who was better known to the WWE Universe as Chief Jay Strongbow. Strongbow made his in-ring debut in 1947, and over the course of his WWE career, he participated in many memorable matches. A four-time World Tag Team Champion, Strongbow was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994. WWE sends our deepest condolences to Strongbow's family, friends, and fans.