R.I.P. “Rowdy” Roddy Piper (61)
Theme Song and Entrances:
“They Live” art n clips
Roddy Piper passes at age 61. Video is “They Live” clips and Art with the theme song by John Carpenter.
Incredibly sad news as it’s being reported that “Rowdy” Roddy Piper has died at age 61. Piper, who was born Roderick George Toombs, passed away from natural causes in his home in Hollywood. He was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006 but was declared free from cancer last November. Hodgkins is the curable less dangerous version of what I lost my father to, NON-Hodgkins Lymphoma, the same age as Rowdy – 61.
Piper was a wrestling icon in the WWE, having earned the WWF Intercontinental Championship as well as the World Tag Team Championship with Ric Flair. He was inducted in the WWE Hall Of Fame in 2005.
To us horror fans, Piper was most known for his role as John Nada in John Carpenter’s They Live, a role that would turn the phrase, “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubblegum,” into one of film’s most iconic lines. He was also Sam Hell in the cult classic Hell Comes To Frogtown, a film that I have thoroughly enjoyed for years.
We send our condolences to his family, friends, and fans. He seemed like a good dude and a good dad, he’ll be missed by many.
His last movie, a horror called “The Chair” trailer and more:
Crazy Shit Roddy Piper Did and a few of his Full Movies:
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