Roddy Piper, a Master Villain of Professional Wrestling, Dies at 61

August 1, 2015 3:42 AM

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Roddy Piper, a Master Villain of Professional Wrestling, Dies at 61

Rowdy Roddy Piper, a professional wrestler whose athleticism and antics in the ring helped raise the profile of World Wrestling Entertainment in the 1980s, has died, his agent said on Friday.

“Rod passed peacefully in his sleep last night,” his agent, Jay Schachter, said in a statement. “I am shocked and beyond devastated. He was an icon, a legend, an amazing man and a true friend.”

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