Roderick George Toombs, Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61 from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday. TMZ Sports was the first to report his death.
Roddy’s rep Told TMZ, “I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all.”
“Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper,” said a family member to TMZ.
There will be nothing like “Piper’s Pit” every again. He helped shaped the WWF into the WWE. Rest in peace Roddy.