The world was handed a shocking news this morning after it emerged that former WWE star Roddy Piper had passed away due to cardiac arrest.
Fondly known by his stage name ‘Rowdy’, the 61 year-old was famous for his ring feuds with Hulk Hogan, another WWE legend that recently lost his status within the sport, following a racial controversy.
Rowdy reportedly passed away in his sleep, with the post-mortem reports showing that he suffered a cardiac arrest in the process. He was initially diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2005, though he was eventually declared cancer free in November 2014.
Unfortunately, his life came to an end yesterday, and fans took to Twitter to pay homage to a man that was undoubtedly one of the biggest icons in WWE’s history.
— Dana White (@danawhite) July 31, 2015
— COMMISSIONER DonDalton KB (@akosidondalton) August 1, 2015
RIP roddy piper,clearly the most mischievous man I ever knew in wwf(then) before I lost interest in the sport
— Dubem Luther (@ludabit) August 1, 2015
Sad to hear that Roddy Piper has passed away. pic.twitter.com/qgGuR9X3NY
— Last Exit To Nowhere (@LASTEXITshirts) August 1, 2015
Roddy Piper was a true legend of wrestling and the world is a worse place without him in it.
— John Kirby (@MrJohnKirby) August 1, 2015
RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper pic.twitter.com/LEfCgZZMPM
— SevyHellaCali (@JenniferDolin) August 1, 2015
— jNAS? (@jnasagram) August 1, 2015
So, farewell then Roddy Piper.
You told us that They Live!
Sadly, you no longer do.
— Kaiser Of Crisps (@KaiserOfCrisps) August 1, 2015
Woke up to the news my childhood hero has passed away…
RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper pic.twitter.com/sZXkGH7a3m
— Mark McKinley (@markgmckinley) August 1, 2015
RIP to the legend Hot Rod "Rowdy" Roddy Piper! pic.twitter.com/c2duyvIqIq
— OisLike (@OisLike) August 1, 2015