Pro Wrestling Legend, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, has passed away at the age of 61. Piper died in his home in Hollywood, California, after suffering a heart attack in his sleep on Thursday night. He was later discovered dead on Friday. The WWE Hall of Famer had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006, but in the fall of 2014, he said that he was cancer free. The WWE legend has won a plethora of championships throughout his career including, the Intercontinental Champion, World Tag Team Champion, and the WCW U.S. Champion.
WWE CEO Vince McMahon, released a statement on Piper’s death, saying he’s “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family. He took part in so many historic and memorable NWA moments on television and PPV, from his legendary ‘Dog Collar Match’ against Greg Valentine to co-hosting Georgia Championship Wrestling with Gordon Solie to headlining for the first time in Mike LeBell’s NWA territory in LA. We express our condolences to his family and may he Rest in Peace.”
The WWE lost a huge legend in Piper.