Known as "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, he was one of the World Wresting Federation's superstars in the 1990s.
He was expelled from junior high school.
He was born in Canada, but played up his Scottish heritage inside the ring.
He had four children with Kity Toombs, whom he married in 1982.
He had a well-publicized wrestling feud with singer Cyndi Lauper.