R.I.P. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Dies At 61

Bloody Disgusting: Incredibly sad news as it’s being reported that “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at age 61. Piper, who was born Roderick George Toombs, passed away from natural causes in his home in Hollywood. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was declared free from cancer last November.

Piper was a wrestling icon in the WWE, having earned the WWF Intercontinental Championship as well as the World Tag Team Championship with Ric Flair. He was inducted in the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2005.

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coolbeans1952d ago (Edited 1952d ago )

RIP Piper

He played the role of They Live really well, especially for a wrestler. Could've fooled me as him being just a really built actor back in the 80's.

-Foxtrot1952d ago

Such a shame

Would have loved to have seen the sequel get made where he is woken up on their planet and fights to get back home

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aDDicteD1951d ago

sad news indeed, he is one of my favorite wrestlers in the late 80's-early 90's. in fact the first match i ever watched in the wwe is his intercontinental match with bret hart in wrestlemania 8.