Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away at 61 years old. The WWE star died of a heart attack in his Hollywood home on Thursday night.
In the '80s, the wrestling legend was one of the biggest names in the sport. The athlete's rep is very upset at his passing, saying:
"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."
Nine years ago, Roddy — whose real name is Roderick George Toombs — was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. But last year he said his cancer was in remission.
The Canadian had been pretty active on Twitter this week. On Thursday, he wrote about how he was supposed to appear on The Inappropriate Earl Podcast Friday afternoon.
The wrestler leaves behind his wife and four kids.
Our hearts go out to Roddy's loved ones during this difficult time.
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This is so sad and the guys are so sweet to pay their respects to someone who loved them so much.
On Tuesday, One Direction fan Magda Szablinska passed away after she suddenly collapsed from suspected cardiac arrest.
The 16-year-old collapsed at a bus stop just outside of her school in Hounslow and while paramedics rushed her to the hospital, the doctors weren't able to save her.
Upon hearing the sad news, Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson sent their condolences to her family.
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In beer drinking contests, winners are also losers — who in their right minds would do this, knowing full well about alcohol poisoning??
Not Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, as he is no longer alive because of it. After winning the beer drinking prize at a festival in Spain — downing six liters of beer — he held up his trophy… and then began to vomit uncontrollably.
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Former Olympian Meskerem Legesse was out grabbing a bite with her 2-year-old son in Hamden, Connecticut when she suddenly collapsed and later died as she was being rushed to the hospital.
The Ethiopian distance runner was 8 months pregnant and three weeks away from her expected delivery date at the time, and fortunately doctors were able to rescue her baby.
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Pat Summerall was a legendary NFL announcer for many decades, but he died today of cardiac arrest.
After playing as a pro himself for nearly a decade, Pat joined the CBS broadcast team in 1964 and quickly became a legend!
He most famously worked for years in tandem with John Madden — the iconic pair called many memorable football games together!
In a statement, John said:
"Pat was my broadcasting partner for a long time, but more than that he was my friend for all of these years. Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be."
Ch-ch-check out Pat's final broadcast performance with John from Super Bowl XXXVI…AFTER THE JUMP!!!
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Iconic film actor Michael Clarke Duncan was rushed to an L.A. hospital Friday morning after his heart stopped!!
The Green Mile star was discovered in an obvious state of cardiac arrest by girlfriend Omarosa Stallworth just before 2am.
Omarosa performed CPR and thankfully was able to resuscitate the actor.
Michael is now in intensive care, but his stats are supposedly stable.
What a horrifying ordeal!
We hope hope HOPE you get well soon, Michael C.!
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Fabrice Muamba is a soccer player from England who recently collapsed on the field… due to cardiac arrest!
The 23-year-old man's heart suddenly stopped while playing.
He was medically "dead" for an incredible 78 minutes as paramedics gave him mouth-to-mouth and 15 defibrillator shocks before
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