Piper was named one of the top fifty villains in wrestling history an will be sorely missed. Piper was born Roderick Toombs and is survived by his wife and four children.
In all the world of pro wrestling, which I hold near and dear to my heart, I have never met anyone like him. Piper also starred in several films, and two of the are unforgettable and they are "Hell Comes To Frogtown" and John Carpenter's "They Live" which was his greatest movie role.
They don't make them like "Rowdy" Roddy Piper anymore. He was 61.