July 31, 2015

Rowdy Roddy Piper Dead At 61

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From TMZ:

Piper -- born Roderick George Toombs -- died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night. He was discovered on Friday.

Piper was a wrestling icon -- one of the biggest stars in the WWE back in the '80s, and even wrestled in "Wrestlemania I" back in 1985 ... squaring off against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.

Roddy's rep tells us, "I am devastated at this news. Rod was a good friend as well as a client and one of the most generous, sincere and authentic people I have ever known. This is a true loss to us all."

I'm posting this, not because I'm a huge wrestling fan, but because when I was younger, Piper was one of my favorite entertainers. RIP, Roddy.

By DMartyr at 10:27 PM | Comments |