Rowdy Roddy Piper, Dead at Age 61

Rowdy Roddy Piper, Dead at Age 61

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Rowdy Roddy Piper, Dead at Age 61

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper (Photo by John Shearer/WireImage for BWR Public Relations)

Rowdy Roddy Piper, the longtime wrestler who shot to fame in the 1980s as a kilt-wearing, bagpipe-playing villain, has died at the age of 61.

TMZ is reporting that Piper – real name Roderick George Toombs – passed away from natural causes at his home today in Hollywood, California. TMZ says that Piper was diagnosed in 2006 with Hodgkins Lymphoma, but was “cancer free” in November 2014.

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