Nicknamed ‘Hot Rod’ Piper was a key player in the early days of WrestleMania.
The pro wrestling world is mourning the loss of one of its biggest stars, ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper who has died aged 61. Piper’s death was announced on Friday by TMZ who reported the wrestling legend had died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood on Thursday night.
Wrestling icon Roddy Piper has died aged 61.
Born Roderick Toombs, Piper hailed from Canada, but spent his wrestling career playing up his Scottish heritage, wearing a kilt to the ring and being billed as from Glasgow, Scotland. Piper’s pro wrestling career began in the early 1970s where he worked for organisations including the AWA and the NWA.
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Rowdy Roddy Piper - Retired Canadian professional wrestler 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper departs from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 26th February 2015
Rowdy Roddy Piper and Roddy Piper - Rowdy Roddy Piper, Sgt Slaughter Los Angeles, California - WWE and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) join forces to present the annual WWE SummerSlam Kick-Off Party at The Tropicana Bar Friday 13th August 2010
Working on her thesis, which centers on the seven "gateways" to the "other side," Julie (Marnette Patterson) hopes to find one of these proposed passages at the old Goldfield Hotel. Located in a god-awful ghost town in the middle of nowhere, she is bringing along her boyfriend Mike (Richie Chance) and a production crew including cameraman Chad (Kellan Lutz), soundman Dean (Scott Whyte) and his skittish gal pal Keri (Mandy Amano) to help with the investigation. Naturally, they run into an old-timer with a tale to tell -- in this case, a menacing bartender named Jackson Smith (Roddy Piper). He then spins the story of a spirit named Elizabeth who roams the rooms at the old inn, seeking revenge on the man who murdered her. As the crew settles in for the night, they soon realize that the specter is haunting them. And with a doorway to the supernatural settled in the hotel's basement, all unholy hell is about to break loose.
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