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.
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