Roddy Piper was one of my childhood idols but to the wrestling legends in the suite with me, he was much more. He was a friend. No, he was family. The Nasty Boys were no longer nasty. Jerry exclaimed "we lost Roddy" and Luke burst into tears.
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"Rowdy" Roddy Piper was avant in a world that that was usually painted as low-brow and boorishly unironic by the bourgeoisie, an anarchist in a world where almost nothing was legit.
Former pro wrestling icon "Rowdy" Roddy Piper died Thursday night in his sleep from natural causes, according to the Hollywood Reporter. He was 61.
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