WWE fable ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passed during age 61

August 1, 2015 - WWE

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, left, and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, second from left, demeanour on as Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka, second from right, stairs into a ring to conflict Chris Jericho during WrestleMania 25 Apr 5, 2009. (Photo by Bill Olive/Getty Images)

WWE fable “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died unexpected during his Hollywood home on Friday from cardiac arrest, according to churned reports. TMZ was initial to mangle a news with WWE after confirming.

“Roddy Piper was one of a many entertaining, argumentative and egotistic performers ever in WWE, dear by millions of fans around a world,” WWE CEO Vince McMahon pronounced in a statement. “I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”

Piper, whose genuine name was Roderick George Toombs, was 61 years old.

Piper, a local of Canada, rose to celebrity in a 1980s as a brash Scotsman who was always prepared for a fight. One of his many noted performances came in the main eventuality of WWE’s (then famous as a WWF) initial WrestleMania.

Piper and Paul Orndorff mislaid to Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in a star-studded compare that also featured fighting fable Muhammad Ali, New York Yankees Manager Billy Martin, Liberace and even some Rockettes. Fellow pro wrestlers Jimmy Snuka and Bob Orton, father of stream WWE star Randy Orton, also got involved.


Piper continued to combat frequently into a late 1990s, including with opposition graduation WCW, though eventually he returned to WWE where he had been creation periodic guest appearances until final year. He was inducted into a WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

Piper’s biggest fight, however, came in 2006 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a illness he reportedly kick final November, according to TMZ that pronounced his family reliable on Friday that was not a means of his genocide and he was cancer giveaway as distant as they knew.

“I am ravaged during this news,” a representative of Piper told TMZ on Friday. “Rod was a good crony as good as a customer and one of a many generous, frank and authentic people we have ever known. This is a loyal detriment to us all.”

Piper is survived by his mother Kitty and their 4 children, including 3 daughters and a son Colt Toombs, a former churned martial humanities fighter.

WWE personalities — past and benefaction — were discerning to conflict on amicable media on Friday, some alluding also to the new and remarkable genocide of Dusty Rhodes, who died in June.