Former Pro-Wrestler Captain Lou Albano Passes Away

Captain Lou Albano, a former professional wrestler and manager, passed away Friday morning at the age of 76.

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on its Web site that they were “saddened to learn about the passing of one of the company’s most popular and charismatic legends, ‘Captain Lou Albano.’  WWE extends its deepest condolences to the Albano family.”

Captain Lou Albano

Captain Lou Albano

Albano, whose full name is Louis Vincent Albano, started in wrestling in the 1960s with partner Tony Altimore, as part of the duo, “The Sicilians.”  He performed for the WWE from 1983 to 1996, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 1996. 

Albano is also known for teaming up with pop star Cyndi Lauper in the 1980s.  She appeared with him on wrestling programming leading up to Wrestlemania, and he starred as her father in several of her music videos, most famously in “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

He also made several television appearances over the years, and released an autobiography in 2008, “Often Imitated, Never Duplicated.”

Watch: \”Girls Just Want to Have Fun\” Music Video

    One Response to “Former Pro-Wrestler Captain Lou Albano Passes Away”

    1. Sammy says:

      omg. that’s so sad.


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