I don’t think Roddy Piper would mind me using that as a title. He always seemed to have fun with his persona and movie career.
WWE wrestling legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has died at his California home at the age of 61, the athlete’s agent told Variety Friday.
“Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night,” Jay Schacter told the publication in an e-mail.
The WWE confirmed to the Associated Press that Piper died Friday.
Piper suffered a heart attack shortly before his death, Variety said.
The wrestler joined the WWE in 1984 after spending a number of years with the National Wrestling Alliance.
He is survived by his wife, Kitty, and four children.
Born Roderick George Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, he was well known for his bouts with fellow wrestler Hulk Hogan.
He was a very entertaining wrestler, he will be missed by many fans.