Who is Rowdy on Yellowstone? Rip Wheeler has worked on Yellowstone Ranch since he was a teenager and has always been immensely loyal to John Dutton (Kevin Costner) and his family throughout the Yellowstone timeline.
Rip eventually became a Dutton after marrying John’s daughter Beth, but the TV series has revealed that their relationship wasn’t always a smooth one. As a teenager, Beth enjoyed teasing Rip by flirting with other ranchhands on the farm. In particular, she’d flirt with a man named Rowdy.
What Beth couldn’t have known, though, is that her flirting would spell tragedy not just for Rip but also Rowdy. So who is Rowdy, and what happened to him?
Who is Rowdy on Yellowstone?
Rowdy was a farmhand working for the Duttons on Yellowstone Ranch who shared a romantic rivalry with Rip Wheeler over Beth Dutton.
How did Rowdy die on Yellowstone?
It was revealed in Yellowstone season 5 that Rip killed Rowdy after he insulted Beth, which provoked a brutal attack.
What started as a fistfight escalated when Rowdy drew a knife and tried to stab Rip. Rip grabbed a rock to protect himself and dashed it against Rowdy’s head. Fatally wounded, Rowdy told Rip to blame a horse for his injuries, but Rip refused and told John the truth.
If you want to know more about Yellowstone, then we have articles on the ongoing spin-off 1923, including how to watch 1923, how many episodes of 1923 there’ll be, and an explainer breaking down how the 1923 cast is related to the modern Duttons.