The pro wrestling icon known as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died. He was 61 years old.
Piper joined World Wrestling Entertainment in 1984 and was billed as a Scottish character who wrestled in a kilt. He was inducted into WWE's Hall of Fame in 2005.
Piper suffered from Hodgkin lymphoma, a form of cancer, in 2006, but was reportedly cancer-free in 2014.
He recently appeared on camera defending fellow WWE wrestler and hall of famer Hulk Hogan, after Hogan was caught on camera saying the n-word.
Piper leaves behind a wife and four kids, including his son Colton, who is an MMA fighter. He tweeted Friday, "My father ... was a great man and my best friend I will miss him forever and will [always] try to be the man he raised me to be."
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