Captain Lou Albano 1933-2009

Posted: October 14, 2009 in Blogging, Geek Culture, Life, Television

Captain Lou

From PWMania:

WWF Hall of Famer Captain Lou Albano has passed away aged 76. Albano suffered a severe heart attack in 2005 and has had failing health ever since. We reported the news yesterday that Albano had been put in a hospice.

Captain Lou will forever be remembered as being, first and foremost, one of the best managers in the history of professional wrestling. Growing up in the eighties I also remember him as Cyndi Lauper’s “father” in a handful of her music videos and the live-action personification of Mario on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. Rest in peace Captain.

J.

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Comments
  1. JohnnyHorror92182 says:

    I thought that Albano had already been dead for years….oh, well. Color me wrong.

    Wonder if Cyndi Lauper will show up at the funeral.

  2. kurumais says:

    oh man that stinks the guy was good natured wrestling clown for ever did lots of charity work

  3. Ironmuskrat says:

    I am sure some or most people are probably thinking “So what” or “Captain who?” But the Captain is another iconic figure from my childhood who has left the planet this year. Sure he wasn’t a big name like Michael Jackson, Farrah Fawcett or Patrick Swayze, but he always seemed to be around in the 80’s, doing a music video or pro wrestling. he was just one of those fun, goofy guy’s that brought a smile to my face whenever I saw him on TV.

    I guess you know your getting old when you see all the famous people that entertained you as a kid start dropping dead, it’s kind of depressing.

    IM

  4. PILKK90 says:

    lets hope he went out happy unlike half the wrestling deaths noways, rip lou

  5. Locusmortis says:

    Captain Lou was mad as a tree but he was good fun and unpretentious unlike wrestling now.

  6. kurumais says:

    wrestler report from the big apple wizard world con
    goerge the animal steel is a huge hulking man who looks great considering he must be in his 100s by now just kidding i have no idea how old he is but he seemed old when i was a kid
    bruno samartino also looked good but he seemed quite small to me considering he once owned the world bench press record
    i didnt get to see ric flair buy a buddy of mine said he was cool and looked how you would expect him to look

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