According to a report from TMZ, legendary professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died.
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 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006, but last November he said he was cancer free. A family source tells us he was “cancer free” at the time of his death.
A family member tells us, “Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper.”
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 and 4 kids.
TMZ spoke to Piper just last Friday, where he gave his thoughts on Hulk Hogan: