Cape Town - Former WWE legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61.
According to the TMZ Sports website, Piper - born Roderick George Toombs - died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood.
Piper was a wrestling icon in the 1980s and wrestled in "Wrestlemania I" back in 1985, squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
Piper had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006, but was cancer-free at the time of his death.
Piper was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and was one of the Top 50 villains in the history of the WWE.