WWE Super Star Roddy Piper Has Passed Away At The Age Of 61

WWE Super Star Roddy Piper Has Passed Away At The Age Of 61
BHR Hollywood Reports...........WWE wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at age 61.

The Canadian star's agent confirmed his death in a statement.

Born Roderick George Toombs, Piper joined the WWE in 1984 after getting his start with the NWA in the late 1970s.

 He and Hulk Hogan met in landmark match ups including MTV’s “The War to Settle the Score” and the first Wrestle Mania, where Piper and “Mr. Wonderful” Paul Orndorff took on Hogan and Mr. T.

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"Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night," he said. "I am shocked and beyond devastated. He was an amazing man and a true friend He was one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known This is a true loss to us all."

Piper had suffered a bout of Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was reportedly deemed cancer-free
last November.

The wrestler had also made a foray into film acting, starring in John Carpenter’s sci-fi pic “They Live,”
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The wrestler was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005.

“Devastated to hear the news of my friend Roddy Piper’s passing today. He was a great wrestler, a masterful entertainer and a good friend,” Carpenter wrote on Facebook.

"Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved my millions of fans around the world," WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon said in a statement. "I extend my deepest condolences to his family."

Comedian Earl Skakel was supposed to host Piper on his podcast, Inappropriate Earl, on Friday afternoon. The wrestler had joked on Facebook on Thursday that the interview would be "everything except normal."

Skakel told Reports that the wrestler, who had last appeared on his show two months ago, did not show up and that his wife texted him to say he was unable to make it