"Rowdy" Roddy Piper dead at 61

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by skottichan, Jul 31, 2015.

  1. M@C macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2015
    #2
    I only know him from movies, so I will watch They Live (1988) in his memory.
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Location:
    Sunny, Southern California
    #4
    I actually had to re-read this twice when it started to come out on FB and twitter. It literally took my breath away. I absolutely loved this guy, both his wrestling and acting career. They Live to this day is still one of my favorite movies!

    RIP Mr. Hotrod......
     
  4. skottichan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    skottichan

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #5

    I felt the same way, I was like "Nonono... this has to be a hoax".

    Oh well, if there's an afterlife, there's one hell of a show going on right now.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

    rhett7660

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2008
    Location:
    Sunny, Southern California
    #6
    Amen to that!
     
  6. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #7
    I'll say he was one of the most entertaining of his era with his smack talk and the infamous coconut stunt. I admit I was surprised to hear he passed away and hope someone here knows what was the cause of his passing. Between his stunts in the ring, smack talk and surprisingly decent acting on the screen, what can be said but RIP Mr. Rowdy Roddy Piper, we thank you for putting smiles on our faces.
     
  7. skottichan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    skottichan

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #8

    His cause of death was listed as cardiac arrest, which is technically how everyone dies.

    Sadly, his heart was probably weakened due to drug and steroid use in his heyday.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

    ucfgrad93

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2007
    Location:
    Colorado
    #9
    Unfortunately, you are most likely correct.
     
  9. aaronvan Suspended

    aaronvan

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2011
    Location:
    República Cascadia
    #10
    The Ultimate Warrior was my favorite back in the day. He died young, too. I suspect this fate will befall many former wrestlers.
     
  10. skottichan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    skottichan

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #11
    Yeah.

    We lost Randy Savage in a similar way.

    As long as they don't go out like Chris Benoit did.
     
  11. phrehdd macrumors 68040

    phrehdd

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2008
    #12
    I can understand drugs but I didn't catch anything about him that would suggest steroids. In fact, part of his image was that he was not one of those over built wrestlers.
     
  12. skottichan thread starter macrumors 6502a

    skottichan

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2007
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    #13
    Steroids don't always equal big muscle. A lot of times they're used to hasten injury recovery, and to extend the "operational health" of athletes. It's why steroids are a big problem in baseball.
     
  13. mscriv macrumors 601

    mscriv

    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2008
    Location:
    Dallas, Texas
    #14
    Wow, 61 is so young. He was certainly one of the big wrestling stars when I was growing up.
     
  14. Josh125 macrumors 6502

    Josh125

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2008
    Location:
    Katy, TX
  15. MacLC macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2013
    #16
    Sorry to post here late but had come across this sad site recently. http://deadwrestlers.net/2010s.html

    True, because steroids decrease recovery time, both from major injuries and workouts. That allows users to lift more often (and not as the misconception goes, higher weight).

    People were surprised a few years ago that Tiger Woods returned from a major injury so quickly. They also noticed he had lats and delts like a linebacker. As with Lance Armstrong his reputation shielded him. He still makes the PGA, broadcasters, and advertisers too much money.
     
  16. vkd macrumors 6502a

    vkd

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    #17
    Honest Question:
    What do people who appear to be obsessed with death and constantly report on deaths of seemingly famous people, hope to gain? Are they looking to have a massive turnout at their own funerals? They want to gain fame at the end of life by their names being mentioned in the most amount of obituary columns? Or?
     
  17. Scepticalscribe, Nov 25, 2015
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2015

    Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #18
    Honest question: Why do you haunt the threads which discuss the death of someone the OP of that thread may well have admired, or respected, and post comments that seek to make a mockery of them, or the deceased? If you don't care for them, please feel free to ignore them.

    Now, to your question. Strange to say, but these threads are not an obsession with death. Rather, they are mostly made as a respectful salute to someone who has passed whose passing the OP feels obliged to mark.

    My sense is that people post about those whom they feel have made a difference in some way or another, to their own lives, or, to entertainment, or art, or statecraft, or to the world. Sometimes, you salute the passing of someone who made a difference to you when you were a kid. And sometimes, you salute someone who was a giant in their field of endeavour at one time, but whom many of those who are youngsters today may never ever have heard of.
     
  18. vkd macrumors 6502a

    vkd

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    #19
    Thank you for your kind enlightenment.
     
  19. Scepticalscribe, Nov 27, 2015
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2015

    Scepticalscribe Contributor

    Scepticalscribe

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    The Far Horizon
    #20
    The other thing is that one may also learn something new about other cultures, and what is important to other people.

    Quite a number of those whose names feature on such threads are new to me, as I am not from the US and so much of the finer points of the culture are alien to me. Moreover, I have little interest in and less knowledge of the US entertainment industry or of US sporting matters. So, when someone writes about not just the death of an individual, but why that individual was important, - and important to them - I will read it with interest.

    My interests tend to lie in history, politics, literature, and sometimes, science, and therefore, most - though by no means all - (I greatly admired Leonard Nimoy both as an actor and as a human being and not least as a role model for intellectuals, so I posted in the thread that was started to mark his passing earlier this year) of what I post would be in threads dedicated to those whom I felt had contributed something commendable and worth marking, or saluting, in those fields.
     
  20. thedeejay macrumors 65816

    thedeejay

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2012
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada.
  21. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    #22

    This is why:

     

Share This Page