I’m really shocked to hear the sudden passing of wrestling legend and movie star, Rowdy Roddy Piper. Like most, I’ve followed the guy’s career for many years. He was also a childhood hero of mine. Watched him in the 80’s with his wrestling in the old WWF days. Roddy was responsible for helping to get Wrestlemania started… the huge yearly wrestling event that the WWF/WWE started. Even though Roddy retired from wrestling, he still made occasional appearances on WWE RAW and ppvs.
Roddy wasn’t just a wrestler, he was also a movie actor. While he did star in a bunch of movies over the years, he is most famous for starring in films like “They Live” by John Carpenter and “Hell Comes To Frogtown”.
Last year, Roddy started his own podcast show “Piper’s Pit with Roddy Piper” for Podcast One.
Roddy’s final tweet before his passing was that he was gonna appear as a guest in Earl Skakel’s podcast that Roddy was promoting.
Another sad loss in the wrestling business. Roddy was a great one and he was talented as hell too. Roddy died of cardiac arrest in his home in Hollywood, he was 61 years old.