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    Sad news coming in from Hollywood today. Wrestling icon 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper, has passed away from natural causes at a home in Hollywood. He was 61 years old. Born Roderick George Toombs, 'Rowdy Roddy Piper was one of the biggest wrestling stars in the WWE in the 1980s. He was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2005 and was one of the top 50 villains in the history of the WWE.



    Roddy also starred in the 1988 John Carpenter cult classic "They Live".


    They Live - Full Movie
    "We must always value life. Even the life of one who opposes us." ― He-Man

  • #2
    huh? WOW!

    did not see that coming.

    and just a couple days ago I was kind listening to a piper/Austin pssing contest.

    RIP!

    Thank you.

    You left to soon but you've earned your rest.

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    • Andy
      Andy commented
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      Same.

      This is sad, I always liked the hot rod. RIP.

  • #3
    Wow, I met him once while I was overseas, I was a kid getting into a various of sports back in the day, that's when "WWF back then" was promoting the sport globally. I saw him and a bunch of other wrestlers in the gym of the club that I was at. That was about 30 years ago when MOTU was just the cool toy to have amongst the yuppy kids. RIP.
    Last edited by Mechanizor; 08-02-2015, 04:16 AM.

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    • #4
      Ah man. He is so awesome. He will be missed!

      “The internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it." ― John Perry Barlow

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      • #5
        Dayum! Good way too soon!

        Rest in Peace, Piper!

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        • #6
          What would be my introduction to the term villain was in wrestling and this man. The infamous Piper's Pits that would probably have the masses running and calling for censorship and boycotting, this man was a HEEL like no other! And I loved it! I enjoyed his few films and even his occasional returns to the sport from time to time. He was ROWDY before it was Cool!


          Thanks for the jeers, cheers and years Hot Rod. RIP!

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          • #7
            Very sad news. He was such a funny dude. A great actor too.
            “We change people through conversation, not through censorship." ― Jay Z

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            • #8
              Originally posted by Black Zodac View Post
              Very sad news. He was such a funny dude. A great actor too.
              When I met him during our training, I recall he was so serious and very focused, not even a smile! The other wrestlers were laughing and joking with the other kids at the gym taking pictures and stuff.

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              • #9
                Macho Man, Ultimate Warrior, Dusty Rhodes, and now Roddy Piper. Damn dude, these WWF (will always be WWF to me not WWE) dudes are sure dying young. Looks like Hulk Hogan might be next with all the stress he must currently be under as well. Wouldn't surprise me. Very sad. RIP.
                "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all." ― Noam Chomsky

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                • #10
                  Man, that sucks.

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