Thursday, October 15, 2009

RIP Cap'n Lou

"Captain" Lou Albano, whose career as a wrestler, wrestling manager and pop culture icon spanned six decades, died Wednesday at his home in upstate Carmel. The colorful loudmouth, who starred as Cyndi Lauper's father in the music video for "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun," was 76. He died of natural causes.

"In our wrestling business, there are very few people who have that special charm. Captain was one of them," said Jim Myers, who, as wrestler George "The Animal" Steele, was managed for years by Albano. "He was just a natural cartoon character."

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