TMZ

TMZ SPORTS

  • FS1
    M-T-Th-F:
    9:00 PM PST

    W:
    9:30 PM PST

Rowdy Roddy Piper Cause of Death Heart Attack from Blood Clot

8/19/2015 1:00 AM PDT

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper -- Cause of Death ... Heart Attack from Blood Clot

EXCLUSIVE

"Rowdy" Roddy Piper died from a blood clot in his lungs ... TMZ has learned.

We've obtained a copy of the death certificate, which shows the wrestling legend had pulmonary embolism (a blood clot) that triggered a heart attack.

The death certificate helps explain the clot ... Roddy suffered from hypertension for years, resulting in chronic high blood pressure. Clotting can occur as a result of high blood pressure.

And the document reminds everyone how much of a force Roddy was in his profession ... his occupation is listed as "PROFESSIONAL WRESTLER ... 45 YEARS."  

Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

Comments

Click To View

More From

Around the Web