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'Rowdy' Roddy Piper Dies at 61 From Cardiac Arrest

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http://www.tmz.com/2015/07/31/roddy-piper-dead-dies-wwe-wrestler-cancer/

Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61... TMZ Sports has learned. 
 
 
Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood at around noon Friday. 
Piper was a wrestling icon -- one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the '80s, and even wrestled in "Wrestlemania I" back in 1985 ... squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T. 
 
 
Roddy's rep tells us, "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."
Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006, but last November he said he was cancer free. 
 
 
Roddy was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005 and was one of the top 50 villains in the history of the WWE .  
 
 
Piper had a long relationship with WWE -- last wrestling back in 2008 ... but appeared on various WWE shows up until 2014. 
 
 
Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids -- including 3 daughters and son Colton who's pursuing a career in professional wrestling. 
The death is especially shocking considering we spoke We just spoke to him on Friday and asked his opinion about the Hulk Hogan scandal.

 

 

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Cunningham has a great story about being his attorney in a drunk driving incident in northern KY.

 

Something about Rowdy Roddy wore a Kentucky basketball jacket to court and when the judge said he

hated Kentucky, Roddy dramatically ripped it off and had a Louisville shirt underneath of which the judge

wholeheartedly approved. 

Roddy said "I knew it had to be one or the other" and a laugh was had by all.

 

RIP Rowdy Roddy.

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Cunningham has a great story about being his attorney in a drunk driving incident in northern KY.

 

Something about Rowdy Roddy wore a Kentucky basketball jacket to court and when the judge said he

hated Kentucky, Roddy dramatically ripped it off and had a Louisville shirt underneath of which the judge

wholeheartedly approved. 

Roddy said "I knew it had to be one or the other" and a laugh was had by all.

 

RIP Rowdy Roddy.

 

 

The light hearted nature of drunken driving...

 

 

Huge Piper fan. They Live still holds up. He was a great villan  in the golden age of wrestling.

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