"Rowdy" Roddy Piper passed away surprisingly on August 1st with details of his passing being scarce. Now, after TMZ got access to his death certificate, we've found out the reasons for his passing. TMZ posted the reasons for Roddy Piper's death this morning, saying that it was a blood clot in his lungs that caused the wrestling legend to suffer a heart attack. The record also details his issues with high blood pressure, which a factor in clotting. Also on the certificate is the fact that he was a professional wrestler for a whopping 45 years.
Hot Rod was taken from us too soon, but he'll live on in the memories of wrestling fans everywhere.