“Rowdy” Roddy Piper Dies: Pro Wrestling Icon & Veteran Actor Was 61

RowdyRoddy Piper, a wrestler and actor who was one of the kings of the squared circle during the WWF’s go-go days in the 1980s, died overnight at his home in Hollywood. He was 61. His agent Jay Schachter told Deadline that Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, died peacefully in his sleep. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2008 but had been declared cancer-free last year. “I am shocked and beyond devastated,”...

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