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‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper (1954 – 2015)

Wrestler and actor passed away Thursday from Cardiac Arrest

Sad news today; wrestling superstar and actor Roddy Piper has passed. He was 61.

The “They Live” star passed away due to cardiac arrest on Thursday night in his Hollywood home.

One of the most controversial, lively and entertaining figures in Wrestling in the ’80s, the Canadian – billed as ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper throughout his sports career – was best known for his in-ring clashes with Hulk Hogan.

In 1988, Piper starred in John Carpenter’s science-fiction film “They Live”, cementing himself an acting career.

Carpenter said today, “He was an under-rated actor and just a marvellous entertainer and I feel like I’ve just lost one of my close friends.”

Piper’s other screen credits include “Immortal Combat”, “”Body Slam”, “Hell Comes to Frogtown”, “Pizza Man” and “Urban Legends: The Ghosts of Goldfield”.

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