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'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dies in California

Roddy Piper © 1986 Titan Sports Publications, Inc.
Roderick George Toombs, popularly known as 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper passed away from cardiac arrest on July 31, 2015 at his home in California at the age of 61. Piper has often been referred to as one of the greatest professional wrestling personalities of all time, having been selected as the Most Inspirational Wrestler of the Year (1982), the Most Hated Wrestler of the Year (1984, 1985) and the Most Popular Wrestler of the Year (1986) by Pro Wrestling Illustrated magazine. Piper also held the World Wrestling Federation Intercontinental Championship from January 19 to April 5, 1992, losing the title to Bret Hart at WrestleMania VIII.

Having acted in over 45 feature-length films, Piper's greatest film appearance was in John Carpenter's 1988 unique political science fiction action film, They Live. The film is considered a cult classic and currently holds a "Certified Fresh" rating of 83% from the film review aggregator website, Rotten Tomatoes.

 Above video aired 2-22-92 on the USA Network