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Private Roddy Piper Memorial set for the Comedy Store in Los Angeles

August 3, 2015
Private Roddy Piper Memorial at The World Famous Comedy Store in Hollywood,
Planned for August 17, 2015

A private memorial is in the works for beloved pro wrestler, actor and comedian “Rowdy” Roddy
Piper who passed away last week at his home in Hollywood, California. Set to take place
Monday, August 17th at The Comedy Store, this private memorial will include friends from all
facets of Roddy Piper’s life and career which ran the gamut of wrestling, acting, stand up
comedy, live and broadcast TV, film and numerous business and charitable ventures. His
closest friends/colleagues in L.A. will share stories and experiences about Roddy over the

Organizer and Roddy Piper friend, comic Steve Simeone said of the event “The Comedy Store
is the adopted home of so many ‘comic orphans’ and Roddy became like a dad or big brother to
all of us. He became family. I wanted to have a get together where we could get up and share
our favorite stories about this incredible man who we all love and will miss greatly. This is a
night for Roddy’s friends to celebrate what a great friend he was to all of us.”

Roddy Piper’s daughter, actress Ariel Teal Toombs had this to say about the memorial, “I know
a lot of people wanting something like this in L.A., especially because the funeral will be up in
Oregon and a lot of folks won't be able to make that trip. It means a lot that Steve and the
Comedy Store family are putting this together.”

Memorial co-organizer, Pro Wrestling and Mixed Martial Arts agent, producer and longtime friend of Piper, Rick Bassman commented, “Roddy’s sudden death has hit all in the Pro Wrestling and MMA worlds pretty hard. I’m very grateful that the Comedy Store is doing this and we intend to see that Roddy is remembered in a way that would make him proud.”

Also helping to organize this send off is Mitch Ackerman, Roddy’s best friend who remarked, “I
appreciate all the love and support from all the friends and fans of Roddy's. Other than Madison
Square Garden I don't think there is a more appropriate place to have this memorial than at the
Comedy Store ”

The Toombs family also wants the worldwide public who can’t attend his private funeral or
memorial to know that a moment of silence is planned August 11th at 10 am PST. Details here:
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