WWE legend Rowdy Roddy Piper dies aged 61

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Legendary former WWE Champion 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper has reportedly died at the age of 61.

R.I.P Roddy

The WWE Hall of Famer apparently died of natural causes in his Hollywood, California earlier today, according to a tragic report from TMZ.

Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006 but last fall said that he was cancer free.


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Despite being born in Canada, he was always billed as coming from Glasgow in Scotland thanks to his Scottish heritage and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music.

Piper was a former tag-team Champion in the WWF with Ric Flair as well as one-time Intercontinental Champion, but it was in NWA and Mid-Atlantic Wrestling where Piper was a real legend, winning numerous titles on dozens of occasions.

Piper was NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship three times, Television Champion on two occasions and United States Champion on three. He won the NWA Americas Heavyweight Championship five times.

Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and it was so incredibly deserved after one hell of a career from the Saskatoon native.

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He will live on as one of the greatest heels in the history of professional wrestling. 

Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their four kids; three daughters and a son Colton who's pursuing a career in professional wrestling. 

Rest in peace, Roddy. You will never be forgotten.

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