I was very said to hear about the passing of Rowdy Roddy Piper last weekend. The wrestling legend and all-around cool human being left us way too soon at the age of 61. In tribute, here's the trailer for Piper's most memorable screen appearance, John Carpenter's They Live.
I was fortunate enough to see him in person at Fan Expo in 2006, and he was every bit as charismatic as you would expect, bursting with stories that stretched far beyond the hour his Q&A session allowed.
|Is there anything more 80's than Mr. T fighting Roddy Piper in a boxing match?|
I guess the one silver lining is that we do get one last hurrah with Piper in a genre context with Vivieno Caldinelli's Portal To Hell. The Indiegogo funded short in now in post production and should hopefully start hitting festival screens by 2016. Rest In Peace, Mr. Piper.
That's fair, though I'll speak up for In The Mouth of Madness. I dig that movie a lot.
He does spend most of his time smoking pot and playing video games these days it seems. But hey, I say he's earned his retirement! At least he's been releasing some pretty ace music lately.
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