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'Rowdy' Roddy Piper fans asked to observe moment of silence

The family of "Rowdy" Roddy Piper asked fans to observe a moment of silence as his friends and relatives gathered for a memorial Tuesday. The kilt-wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania died of cardiac arrest on July 31 at his California home. He was 61. His family held a private funeral Tuesday in the Portland, Oregon, area, where he maintained a home. They asked fans around the world to join them in a moment of silence as the service began at 10:30 a.m. PDT. The service coincided with a Tuesday night WWE SmackDown show at Portland's Moda Center. Born Roderick Toombs, Piper rose to fame in the 1980s as he battled Hulk Hogan. Though Canadian, he often...

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