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WWE legend ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper passes away

KARACHI: WWE legend Rowdy Roddy Piper passed away due to a cardiac arrest on Friday night, ARY News reports.

Rowdy Roddy Piper, born Roderick George Toombs, started his WWE career in the 70s. He was known for his memorable feuds with many different legends.

The news of Piper’s death was confirmed by his agent Jay Schacter in an email stating that the hall of famer passed peacefully in his sleep.

Roddy Piper was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was deemed cancer-free in November that year.

WWE chairman and Vince McMahon said in a statement that, “Roddy Piper was one of the most entertaining, controversial and bombastic performers ever in WWE, beloved by millions of fans around the world. I extend my deepest condolences to his family.”

Many WWE superstars also posted their condolences on social media website Twitter.

 

 

 

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