WWF/WWE Wrestler and sometimes actor Rowdy Roddy Piper has died at the age of 61. I used to watch wrestling (when I was a kid) and I always liked Rowdy Roddy Pipper. You know, the guy with the kilt! Wasn’t he a bad guy at some point and then eventually turned good? Then he was in the cult classic, directed by John Carpenter called They Live and uttered one of the best lines of the 80s: “I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass… and I’m all out of bubblegum.” Sad day for wrestling and Roddy Piper fans.
Former pro wrestling icon “Rowdy” Roddy Piper died Thursday night in his sleep from natural causes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 61.
Piper was one of the most popular wrestler from the 1980s, along with other stars of the World Wrestling Foundation like Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Randy “Macho Man” Savage.