Pro wrestling icon & veteran 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies at the age of 61.
1. Pro Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper dies aged 61.
2. Former Pro Wrestler and Actor ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passes away at 61.
Hoax or Fact:
Various messages that appeared online since early August 2015 said that popular pro wrestling icon 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61. The story is not one among those many death hoaxes of WWE stars that often surface online; it is a fact.
About 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper
Born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan in Canada, he became popular as 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper in World Wrestling Federation, now the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment). Piper often appeared in a Scottish kilt and came to the wrestling ring puffing on bagpipes. He also found Hollywood stardom later, with movies like They Live (1988). Roddy Piper had more than 30 titles to his name in his wrestling career and was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame 2005.
Death and Illness
The pro wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper died on Friday 31 July 2015 at his home in Hollywood, with reports saying he had a heart attack in his sleep. In 2006, Piper was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, but in November 2014 he announced that he was cancer free.
Shown in the video is an emotional tribute to 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper from entire WWE roster honors on Monday Night Raw opening show. WWE chairman Vince McMahon conveyed condolences to his family and called Piper “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world.”