Reports say wrestling legend Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 of cardiac arrest.
Piper — born Roderick George Toombs –was a wrestling icon — one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the ’80s, and even wrestled in “Wrestlemania I” back in 1985 … squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
Piper died at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night and was discovered on Friday. He was described by some of those close to him as a good friend as well as a sincere and authentic person.
Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006, but last November he said he was cancer free.
Roddy was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005 and was one of the top 50 villains in the history of the WWE where he continued to have a long relationship and appeared on various shows up until 2014.
Piper is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids . Here is a tribute video to Piper that looks back at his career.
SOURCE: TMZ, Ampt Unfazed, YouTube
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