Cyndi Lauper and "Rowdy" Roddy Piper in 1987
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Wrestling legend "Rowdy" Roddy Piper reportedly passed away from cardiac arrest in his rest Thursday evening at his la house. He was 61.
Piper had been discovered Friday and even though he'd already been clinically determined to have Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2006, he was free of cancer tumors at the time of his death, based on TMZ.
Known as among then-WWF's biggest movie stars, Piper wrestled into the very first "Wrestlemania" in 1985 and was accepted to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005. But he in addition parlayed that success into a musical profession, however brief.
Im so unfortunate to tweet that my pal Roddy Piper died last night. He had been really such a sweet guy. My heart is with their family.— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper)
As our personal tribute to a single of wrestling's biggest personalities, listed here are Piper's top music moments:
Cyndi Lauper's "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough" Musical Video
Piper starred in Cyndi Lauper's music movie for "The Goonies 'R' sufficient" as his "Rowdy" Roddy Piper character alongside some of the then-WWF's biggest names at that time, including Captain Lou Albano, the Iron Sheik and André the large, starting a complete action-packed Goonies-inspired two-episode saga. Watch it here:
Roderick Piper, MTV VJ
At any given time when MTV had been an innovative new sensation and its particular manufacturing price had been apparently nonexistent, Piper joined up with the channel for an one off episode when you look at the late '80s and from appearances of it just did whatever he desired. The effect is simply simple bizarre.
Roddy Piper, "I'm Your Guy" Single
Piper took a stab at a singing career in 1992, releasing a UK-only single and music video for their pop-rock track, "i am Your Man." It's a playful quantity which he asserts a certainty which heis the man for you personally, managing his tougher side working-out within the video with a far more mild picture splashing around in the coastline.
"Rowdy" Roddy Piper, bagpipe entrance motif
At one point in his profession, Piper familiar with really play his very own entry songs - a normal bagpipe tune that earned him their title.
In 2014, he informed the Hillsboro Tribune in Oregon, "I happened to be fifteen years old, wrestling (as an) amateur and also boxing Golden Gloves. I happened to be in addition playing bagpipes in a band — four bagpipers, a bass drummer as well as 2 snares — which was playing the Winnipeg Arena one night. A person didn’t appear to wrestle (veteran pro) Larry Hennig. I happened to be likely to get $25 to wrestle him and lose my amateur standing. I'd never ever even seen a match before. I went to play my bagpipe. I was using the kilt from the band. The announcer didn’t understand whom I happened to be. He just understood my first name was Roddy. So he said, 'Here comes Roddy the Piper.'"See also: