If his time on earth provided any clues, it’s likely WWE Hall of Fame wrestler Rowdy Roddy Piper scaled the pearly gates yesterday dressed in a kilt and accompanied by blaring bagpipes.
Born Roderick George Toombs in Saskatoon, Canada, Piper passed away Thursday from cardiac arrest in his Hollywood home. The 61-year-old had been one of the squared circle’s biggest stars throughout the 1980s alongside fellow legends Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Andre the Giant.
[fusion_title size=”4″]REMEMBERING RODDY[/fusion_title]
Friday, current and past pro wrestlers paid tribute to Roddy and remembered his contribution to the sport…
— WWE (@WWE) August 1, 2015
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 1, 2015
— Triple H (@TripleH) July 31, 2015
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) July 31, 2015
One of the true greats of all time. My heart goes out to his family and the fans he entertained over the years. RIP Rowdy.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) July 31, 2015
I am shocked and saddened to hear of Roddy Piper's passing. He was one of a kind and one of the all time greats. #prowrestling
— Steve Austin (@steveaustinBSR) July 31, 2015
RIP "Rowdy" Roddy Piper…I'll never forgot you smashing a coconut over my head at WrestleMania XXVII pic.twitter.com/1g2EqaAN2O
— Zack Ryder (@ZackRyder) July 31, 2015
RODDY PIPER. I LOVE YOU FOREVER. GOD BLESS YOU BUBBA
— The Iron Sheik (@the_ironsheik) July 31, 2015
RIP Roddy Piper Had the chance to get in the ring with him, a legend no doubt
— TJ Wilson (@KiddWWE) July 31, 2015
— Virgil (@TheRealVirgil) July 31, 2015
RIP legend. I first met this wrestling icon when I was 12yrs old when he was wrestling my pops the… https://t.co/fHoLoKQ47f
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) August 1, 2015
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 1, 2015