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 Rowdy Roddy Piper

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Rowdy Roddy Piper

Original Name Roderick George Toombs
Birth
Saskatoon, Saskatoon Census Division, Saskatchewan, Canada
Death 31 Jul 2015 (aged 61)
Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial Tigard, Washington County, Oregon, USA
Plot Cremated Remains Buried
Memorial ID 150048160 View Source
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Professional Wrestler, Actor. Born Roderick George Toombs, he was known by his wresting name "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, in professional wrestling, he is best remembered for his work with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE). 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 headlined several major pay-per-view events; he participated in the main events of WrestleMania I and WrestleMania X – as a special guest referee in the latter. Never a world champion, he nevertheless accumulated 34 championships in various promotions during his career. Piper was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 and named No. 1 of the Top 50 villains in wrestling history by WWE. He had acted in dozens of films and TV shows, including 1988's John Carpenter film, They Live.

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Kevin Hobbs
  • Added: 31 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 150048160
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/150048160/rowdy_roddy-piper : accessed ), memorial page for Rowdy Roddy Piper (17 Apr 1954–31 Jul 2015), Find a Grave Memorial ID 150048160, citing Crescent Grove Cemetery, Tigard, Washington County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .