Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Capt. Lou Albano, Wrestler, 1933-2009

Pro wrestling legend Captain Lou Albano passed away on Wednesday morning at the age of 76.

Lou was admitted for hospice care earlier in the week following a hospital stay. The wrestler had struggled with his poor health in recent years, suffering a heart attack in 2005.

Albano, a former wrestler for the WWF, was most popularly known to the non-wrestling world as Cyndi Lauper's father in the video for Girls Just Want to Have Fun.

He became an iconic figure in the Eighties and relaunched his fading career and the almost dead WWF.

You will be dearly missed, Captain Lou.

1 comment:

Sings-With-Spirits said...

Still trying to figure out how he stuck those rubber bands to his face...

It's funny, just today I saw the "She Bop" video in which he also appears.

RIP, Captain.