"I Have Come Here to Chew Bubblegum And Kick Ass...And I'm All Out of Bubblegum"

By Gerald Lynch on at

Rowdy Roddy Piper, cult-hero and wrestling legend, has passed away, aged 61. He died of cardiac arrest, according to a TMZ report.

I won't spend ages writing a lengthy tribute to his illustrious career - his peers and colleagues are already doing that far more eloquently than I could manage.

But I will point you towards perhaps Piper's (real name Roderick George Toombs) finest hour: John Carpenter's underrated, under-watched cult classic 1988 sci-fi film, They Live. If you do one thing this weekend, watch it – you'll come away 100 per cent cooler and more badass for doing so:

RIP Rowdy Roddy Piper, 1954 - 2015