Statement from WWE on Roddy Piper Passing Away, Vince McMahon Comments

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

– As noted, WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. TMZ reports that Piper passed on Thursday night after going into cardiac arrest while he was sleeping and was found on Friday.

WWE issued this statement on Piper with comments from Vince McMahon:

WWE is deeply saddened that Roderick Toombs, aka “Rowdy” Roddy Piper — WWE Hall of Famer and Intercontinental Champion — passed away today at the age of 61.

WWE extends its sincerest condolences to Toombs’ family, friends and fans.

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