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08/11/2015 12:03 EDT | Updated 08/11/2016 01:12 EDT

Family of 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper asks fans to observe a moment of silence as they hold funeral

PORTLAND, Ore. — The family of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper is asking fans to observe a moment of silence.

The kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania died of cardiac arrest on July 31 at his California home. He was 61.

His family is holding a private funeral Tuesday in the Portland, Oregon, area, where he maintained a home. They ask fans around the world to join them in a moment of silence at 10:30 a.m. PDT.

Born Roderick Toombs, Piper rose to fame in the 1980s as he battled Hulk Hogan. Though Canadian, he often appeared in a kilt and came to the ring blowing bagpipes in a nod to his Scottish heritage.

Another private memorial for Piper is scheduled for Monday at the Comedy Store in Hollywood.

The Associated Press