R.I.P. Roddy Piper

From the NY Daily News:

Legendary wrestling champion “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61, World Wrestling Entertainment has confirmed.

The WWE Hall of Famer passed away in his Hollywood, Calif. home of natural causes, TMZ reported.

Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free.

“WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper – WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion – passed away today at the age of 61,” WWE said in a statement. “WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans.”

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4 thoughts on “R.I.P. Roddy Piper

  1. I miss wrestlers like Roddy. I think about the times when wresting..at least..seemed near”authentic”. My grandmother loved wrestling at got me to watch it. One of her favorite wrestlers was Roddy. The last time I seen him was on Wife Swap ( I believe). and he was advising Ric Flair in knowing who is/isn’t his real friends.

    Though I no long watch wrestling, i still send my condolences to him.

  2. ..Aww, Roddy was one o’ my favorite ole’ skewl wrestlers, too-back when stars like him made me want to tune in regularly to watch, which is something that I don’t as much anymore. R.I.P. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper..

  3. He was apart of the generation when I first learned of and started watching WWF as a young child. I had a gym teacher “Mr Clemens” in Middle School that looked like the Rowdy Piper back when he was still wrestling. .

  4. I dare to say, that he looked like all natural and didn’t do roids during. Sudden heart attacks are caused by many factors, including plaque clogging arteries that even the established healthiest didn’t see coming. It will be interesting to see what factors are involved this sudden heart attack.

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