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‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper dies at 61

By Tony Lone Fight

tlonefight@charlotteobserver.com

File photo of wrestler Roddy Piper in Charlotte on April 10, 2009.
File photo of wrestler Roddy Piper in Charlotte on April 10, 2009. Photo by CHRISTINE J. COONS/Coons Photography

According to TMZ Sports, Wrestling legend “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died at 61 in his sleep from a cardiac arrest. His body was discovered on Friday.

Piper was a wrestling star in the 80s and was matched up against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

In a YouTube video, Piper was seen in Charlotte as recently as March 23, 2014, in a panel with Hulk Hogan for the Mad Monster Party.

Accordin the the article, Piper has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2006, but in November he said he was cancer free.

He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

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