American wrestler and entertainer Captain Lou Albano, known for his outrageous declarations and unruly hair, has died. He was 76.
The pro wrestler, who was part of the 1980s World Wrestling Federation sensation Wrestlemania, was at home under hospice care in New York before his death on Wednesday morning, reports MTV.
Albano made his wrestling debut in 1953. In the ’80s he was part of a tag team with Tony Altimore and then later changed his image to that of manager, when he added the “Captain” part of his appellation. The tag teams he managed included the Masked Executioners, the Mongols, the Yukon Lumberjacks, the Moondogs and the Wild Samoans.
During this decade, he also teamed up with artist Cyndi Lauper. While she appeared on WWF programming, Albano played her dad in a few music videos.
Check out Albano in “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” around the 30-second mark:
What’s your favorite Captain Lou Albano memory?
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