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Main : ! 2D Art ! : TV and Movies :  Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute

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Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute
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SubmitterDragondackMore Photos from Dragondack   Last Update2015/8/1 3:12
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Rowdy Roddy Piper, Wrestling Legend,Actor, Dead at 61.

Wrestling legend Rowdy Roddy Piper has died at age 61, TMZ reports.
Piper died of cardiac arrest in his Hollywood home, according to the website.
Piper (real name: Roderick George Toombs) rose to wrestling fame in the 1980s, and was admitted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
Piper was one of the wrestling leagues most popular villains, playing up Toombs Scottish heritage he was actually born in Canada, though his character was billed as from Glasgow with his signature kilt and the bagpipe music that would accompany him into the ring.
Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Toombs made his pro wrestling debut in Winnipeg at age 15, eventually making his way to America, where he landed a gig with the American Wrestling Association, which ran from 1973 to 1975.
He later moved on to the National Wrestling Alliance before signing on with the WWE at the time, the WWF rising to iconic status. In addition to his ring time, Piper hosted the talk show Pipers Pit, which was later refashioned as a podcast.
In professional wrestling, he was best known for his work with the World Wrestling Federation in the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s. Although he was Canadian, due to his Scottish heritage he was billed as coming from Glasgow in Scotland and was known for his signature kilt and bagpipe entrance music. He earned the nickname "Rowdy" by displaying his trademark "Scottish" rage, spontaneity and quick wit. Despite being a crowd favorite for his rock star-like persona, he often played a villain. Aside from his ring name, he was also known by the nickname "Hot Rod".
Piper racked up dozens of film and TV credits, starring in numerous action B-movies and later doing voice work. The most famous of Piper's acting exploits was in the 1988 science fiction film They Live, directed by John Carpenter, which spawned the catchphrase Piper came up with - "I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass. And Im all out of bubble gum." - As well as the long fight scene over sunglasses against Keith David which took three weeks to rehearse. The line and the fight scene has since been parodied in Duke Nukem, South Park and Adventure Time. Entertainment Weekly wrote that Piper's role in They Live made him a "cult icon" and "some kind of legend". Rolling Stone wrote that Piper "had a memorable career as an cult actor", citing They Live and the 1987 film Hell Comes to Frogtown.
Piper appeared as a wrestler loosely based on himself in an episode called "Crusader" from Walker, Texas Ranger. Piper appeared as a prison antagonist in an episode of The Outer Limits series
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*Born: Apr 17, 1954 Saskatoon, Canada
*Died: Jul 31, 2015
*Height: 6' 0" (1.83 m)
*Net worth: $4 million USD (2015)
*Spouse: Kitty Toombs (Since 1982)
*Children: Ariel Teal Toombs (Daughter) Colton Baird Toombs (Son) Falon Danika Toombs (Daughter) Anastacia Shea Toombs (Daughter)

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Lady Heromorph
Posted: 2015/8/14 12:00  Updated: 2015/8/14 12:00
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 Re: Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute
Congratulations! You've made top images for the First Week of August, 2015
Dragondack
Posted: 2015/8/2 20:36  Updated: 2015/8/2 20:36
The Great Eternal Dragon
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 Re: Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute
Obsidian
Posted: 2015/8/1 12:27  Updated: 2015/8/1 12:27
thug
Joined: 2012/12/23
From: Oxford Michigan
Posts: 1019
 Re: Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute
Noooooooooooooooo! Roddy was my favorite of all time. Especially when he was a face..omg I loved hearing him go off on folks. I saw him do a special episode of wife swap with Rick Flair. Just a couple years ago. This is a truly sad day for me I'll truly miss Hot Rod.
Machobubba
Posted: 2015/8/1 8:37  Updated: 2015/8/1 8:37
Herald
Joined: 2009/10/8
From: Residing Philadelpihia, From New Jersey
Posts: 1757
 Re: Rowdy Roddy Piper Tribute
Not many wrestling legends left. This was one special guy, The Hot Rod. Then we have Hulk Hogan and look how severe they treated him over something that happened years ago...

What a great way to commemorate him...