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Sad news in the world today as we have learned that Roderick Toombs, aka Rowdy Roddy Piper has passed away. His passing took place yesterday during sleep at his home in Hollywood. He was 61.
Piper was a wrestling icon, one of the biggest stars that the WWE has ever seen plus was the star of John Carpenter's classic THEY LIVE.
The former Intercontinental Champion was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and was included in the top 50 WWE villains of all time.
Piper's role as Nada in John Carpenter's 1988 film THEY LIVE earned him credibilty within the Horror community. Carpenter posted the following on Twitter:
R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy Piper. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends during this very difficult time.