Video: WWE’s Scott Stanford and “Mean” Gene Okerlund Remember “Rowdy” Roddy Piper

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper

– Below is video of WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund talking with WWE’s Scott Stanford about the death of Roddy Piper on PIX11 in New York City last night. As noted, Piper went into cardiac arrest while sleeping on Thursday night. He was found dead at 61 on Friday.

Okerlund commented on his reaction when he got the news:

“Oh my god… totally devastated because Scott, this is the third in a row for me in the last six and a half weeks. First of course Verne Gagne, secondly a few weeks back we lost “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. This one hits hard like the other two, and all of the guys we’ve lost in recent years.”

Gene went on about something we will always remember about Piper:

“I think the one thing that’s going to be a big part of his legacy, he kind of sheltered his family from the business, at least until recently. He was a very good father. He had a son Colt and three daughters, and a lovely young lady by the name of Kitty, his wife and only wife. We hear about a lot of relationships going south in a big hurry but Roddy was very tight and loved his family dearly.”

My interview on the PIX11 Sports Desk with WWE Hall of Famer "Mean" Gene Okerlandon the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper.

Posted by Scott stanford on Friday, July 31, 2015

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