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Roddy Piper Legendary wrestler found dead in Hollywood home

He helped launch the first ever WrestleMania as part of a tag team main event that also featured Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, and Mr. T

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Legendary wrestler, Roddy Piper is dead.

Piper, 61 died from cardiac arrest at him Hollywood home on the night of Thursday, July 30, but was found dead on Friday.

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Roddy Piper

(WWE)

 

The iconic wrestler, who was a World Wrestling Federation (WWE) super star in the 80s, announced he was free of cancer in November 2014, after he was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006.

He helped launch the first ever WrestleMania as part of a tag team main event that also featured Hulk Hogan, Paul Orndorff, and Mr. T.

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Cowboy” Bob Orton and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff. play

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, “Cowboy” Bob Orton and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff.

 

Piper was admitted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and was widely known as one of the most passionate, talented "talkers" in the business.

WWE Chairman and CEO, Vince McMahon has reacted to the veteran's death.

“Roddy Piper was 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,” McMahon said.

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Roddy Piper

(All Wrestling)

 

Piper is survived by his wife Kitty and four kids. Three daughters and son, Colton.

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