‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper has passed away at the age of 61. Piper died from a heart attack at his home in Hollywood. Besides being a fan of his in wrestling, I was also a fan of his in John Carpenter‘s They Live (1988). John Carpenter tweeted a farewell to Piper on his Twitter, included below. RIP, farewell ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper, you will be missed.
I’m devastated by the passing of my friend Roddy Piper. Great wrestler, underrated actor, dear friend. Rest in peace, Rod.
--John Carpenter (@TheHorrorMaster) July 31, 2015