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Roddy Piper’s cause of death revealed

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According to the death certificate of Roddy Piper obtained by TMZ.COM, the official cause of death by the coroner is listed as cardiopulmonary embolism, a blood clot that ultimately triggered a heart attack. The death certificate also lists hypertension which is high blood pressure. Roddy Piper passed away unexpectedly on July 31 in his home in...

Jesse Ventura remembers Rowdy Roddy Piper

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WWE Hall of Famer and former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura wrote that he has felt the loss of Rowdy Roddy Piper the whole week. “I’ve felt the loss this whole week. I’ve got a bit of heartache, and Roddy is three years younger than me. He had a lot more to give the world to be taken from us at age 61,” Ventura wrote. He said Piper is...

Madison Square Garden honors Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Madison Square Garden has honored WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper by putting his image on the electronic board on top of MSG’s entrance. “RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper – One of the all-time great performers at Madison Square Garden,” read the message on the board accompanying the picture of Piper wearing the Hot Rod WWE t-shirt. The image...

Roddy Piper funeral service set for August 12

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The funeral services for Rowdy Roddy Piper will be held on August 12 in Portland, Oregon. WWE happens to be in Portland for a Smackdown taping on August 11 and the funeral service most likely was delayed to allow anyone working the show to remain in Portland for an extra day to attend the service. Wednesday is typically a day off for WWE...

Roddy Piper’s family releases statement, asks for privacy

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The family of Rowdy Roddy Piper posted a small statement on Piper’s Facebook page which has been flooded with condolences from fans around the world. “Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper. Please respect our family’s privacy during this difficult period,”...

Major news outlets cover Roddy Piper’s passing

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As expected, all major media outlets and those who don’t usually cover professional wrestling, covered the untimely death of WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper, including MMA websites due to the connection of his nickname with Ronda Rousey. CNN, Washington Post, Esquire, ESPN, Entertainment Weekly, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, Yahoo! News, The...

Bret Hart writes touching tribute to his friend Roddy Piper

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Bret “Hitman” Hart wrote a very touching tribute to his dear friend Roddy Piper on his Instagram following the news of his death. “I can’t find the words to describe the sorrow in my heart upon learning the news of my dear friend, Roddy Piper, passing away. He was my closest friend in the business, a man that schooled me and guided me...

Roddy Piper passed away in his sleep

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Variety is now reporting that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper died on Thursday night and not around Noon on Friday as TMZ reported earlier today. Piper’s agent Jay Schacter told Variety in an e-mail that Piper “passed peacefully in his sleep last night” in his home in Hollywood, California. Piper suffered a cardiac arrest. John...

Hulk Hogan comments on Piper, calls him a legend

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Hulk Hogan told TMZ that he’s devastated over the passing of his friend Rowdy Roddy Piper. “I will forever miss him. He was my best friend. He is a legend,” Hogan said. The two were pretty much responsible for making WrestleMania I a huge success, ensuring that the then WWF stays alive after Vince McMahon banked everything on the show...

Vince McMahon and WWE statement on the passing of Roddy Piper

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WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon called Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper “one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE.” McMahon added that Piper was beloved by millions around the world and extended his deepest condolences to his family. Meanwhile, a short statement on WWE.COM read, “WWE is deeply...

Tributes pour in for Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Within minutes of the news that Piper has passed away, several wrestling legends and current Superstars and Divas started writing tributes to the Hall of Famer on Twitter and Instagram. “One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy,” wrote John Cena. “Just heard my...

Rowdy Roddy Piper dead at 61

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TMZ.COM broke the story just minutes ago that WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. Piper died from cardiac arrest at a home in Hollywood around Noon earlier today. “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...

Roddy Piper addresses Austin altercation with PodcastOne

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In his latest podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Rowdy Roddy Piper told his version of the story about his “altercation” with Steve Austin that eventually led to his departure from the PodcastOne family. The back story involves actor Will Sasso, who was on Piper’s show, doing impersonation of Stone Cold Steve Austin. Austin apparently didn’t like...