WWE Screening of "Legends' House"Wrestling superstar and actor "Rowdy" Roddy Piper (born Roderick George Toombs) has died. He was 61 years old.

According to TMZ Sports, the TV personality died in his sleep at his Hollywood home around noon today (July 31st). The cause of death is believed to be cardiac arrest, TMZ reports.

A family member tells the site, "Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper."

Piper leaves behind wife Kitty and the couple's four kids (three daughters and one son).

In addition to his legacy as one of wrestling's most celebrated villains, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper had racked up a number of big- and small-screen credits in his decades-long career. His over-the-top performance as Nada in John Carpenter's 1988 cult hit "They Live" secured him a place in the heart of movie fans everywhere, and he popped up on TV in countless wrestling-related programs throughout the '90s and '00s, and even made a splash on the hit FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."
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