Sad that Captain Lou Albano died. There's no article yet on wwe.com, just a picture and a note of his passing on the main page.
From the PWTorch:
Other News: Legendary pro wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano dies at age 76 Oct 14, 2009 - 10:20:15 AM
By James Caldwell, Torch assistant editor
Legendary pro wrestling manager Captain Lou Albano died at age 76 this morning. According to the Miami Herald, his family says that he was at home under hospice care before his death.
Wrestler's Rescue is taking up donations to help Cpt. Lou's family pay for medical expenses related to an illness that led to his death. Read more.
Captain Lou recently released his autobiography with a foreword by Cyndi Lauper, who used Cpt. Lou in her popular "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" music video that helped bring publicity to pro wrestling during the Rock 'n Wrestling era of the early 1980s as Vince McMahon took WWE national.
I remember him even more fondly for the Super Mario Brothers Super Show, than for his wrestling career, ridiculously great feud with Jimmy Snuka notwithstanding. Great run, great talker. RIP, Manager of Champions.
He was truly great at what he did, and a very nice man from what I hear. I used to call his 900 hotline number, watch him on super mario bros. super show, and of course remember him during his rock n' wrestling days. A legend in eery sense of the word. RIP.
Captain Lou, along with some wrestlers whose names escape me at the moment, appeared on an episode of Hey Dude back in the early 90s. Seeing as how Hey Dude is probably the best Nickelodeon show there is, was, or ever will be, that crossover will forever be at the top of my list.
Originally posted by Hogan's My DadI remember him even more fondly for the Super Mario Brothers Super Show
Yep, I do also. Considering it was on here at 6am in the morning before I had to rush off to middle school. Man was a true entertainer no matter where he was. Just remember how over the top to me he seemed.
Maybe some of us just like to watch wrestling for the fun/soap opera aspect of it, without deconstructing the backstage politics or looking for mistakes. I used to watch Melrose Place much in the same way.