Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Just got word that Captain Lou Albano, one of the most colorful wrestlers and managers in the WWF, especially during their 1980s rise to acclaim, passed away at the age of 76. Apparently Lou was stricken with an illness and was under hospice care.

I remember being a lil' khal, watching Rock & Wrestling grow, and seeing the guy with the rubber bands and cigars all over. Dude was a character, and could talk all day and night. He will be remembered most as the father in Cyndi Lauper's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" music video (I had no idea she wrote the foreword in his recently-released autobiography), or as Super Mario on The Super Mario Bros. Show. Dude's a legend, and everyone should light up a cigar and pay homage to the Captain.

Rest in power, Lou.

EDIT Statements from the WWE and the Albano family on Lou's passing.

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