||TMZ: Wrestling Legend Rowdy Roddy Piper dies
HOLLYWOOD, Ca. — Professional wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper died at his home in Hollywood, California.
TMZ reports Piper, 61, died in his sleep Thursday night of cardiac arrest.
Piper, whose real name was Roderick George Toombs, headlined some of the biggest pay-per-view events during the 1980's.
Born in Canada, he was billed as being from Glasgow, Scotland because he wore a kilt and played the bagpipes.
Although he was usually a favorite among the fans, he was usually considered a "villian" in the ring.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
Piper also found fame as an actor in television and movies.