Pro-wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died at his Hollywood home Thursday night at 61 years old, TMZ reported. His body was discovered on Friday.
"I am devastated at this news," a rep told TMZ. "Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all."
The wrestling icon, born Roderick George Toombs, died from cardiac arrest in his sleep. He had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006, but a family source said that he was free of cancer at the time of his death.
"Our family is saddened by the sudden passing of our father and beloved husband, Roderick Toombs aka Rowdy Roddy Piper," a family member told TMZ.
Piper joined the ranks of other wrestling greats like Hulk Hogan and Bret "Hit Man" Hart when he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005, according to Entertainment Tonight. He also enjoyed an acting career and starred in the John Carpenter's 1980s cult sci-fi horror film "They Live."
"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," the WWE said in a statement obtained by TheWrap.