Legendary Wrestling Bad Boy “Rowdy” Roddy Piper Dies at 61

The kilt-wearing, trash-talking fighter who wrestling fans loved to hate died on Friday at 61. Roddy Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, died “peacefully in his sleep,” his agent tells the Los Angeles Times. The cause of death is unclear. Although he had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006, Piper said last year he was cancer free. "He was in great health as far as I knew," his agent said.

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