Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Capt. Lou Albano dies

Wrestling legend and WWE Hall of Famer Captain Lou Albano died today. He was 76. The cause of death was not disclosed. Albano did suffer a heart attack in 2005.

For those you who don't know, Albano was recognized by his Hawaiian shirts and rubber band accessories, including a rubber band to contain his beard. He also played Cyndi Lauper's father in the "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" video and was the voice of Mario in "The Super Mario Bros. Show."

Albano worked for the WWE from 1983-1996, but he started a career in wrestling in the 1950's and started working with Vincent J. McMahon in the 1960's.

In a statement on their web site, the WWE said, "He will be greatly missed by the WWE and his fans."


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