Here is some sad, gut wrenching news.
Wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano and Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!, passed away today at the age of 76.
Wrestling fans know him as the WWE Hall of Famer who managed more than 50 wrestlers in his day, with more than two dozen championships won by athletes taken under his wing. 80’s music fans might remember him from his appearances in many Cyndi Lauper music videos, including “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”, “She Bop”, “Time After Time” and “The Goonies ‘R’ Good Enough.” The rest us will remember him as the best live-action Mario of all time.
Mr. Albano suffered from a heart attack in 2005 and has been in failing health ever since. He was at home with his family under hospice care when he passed away.
A few years back I met Mr. Albano at a local wrestling show and I must say he was the dirtiest funniest old bastard I ever met. He will be missed.
source via pwmania