Captain Lou Albano Dies at 76
On Monday, his family told the Miami Herald that Albano had been placed under hospice care for an undisclosed condition. They made it clear it was not cancer, though Albano suffered a heart attack in May 2005.
Watch Captain Lou in Lauper's 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun':
Albano, real name Louis Vincent Albano, began his career as a wrestler, but later found his groove as an antagonistic manager and coach to several WWF (since renamed WWE) tag team champions, including the Masked Executioners and the Wild Samoans. He retired in 1995 and a year later was inducted into the WWF Hall of Fame.
But his biggest contribution to pop culture came with his partnership with Lauper. In the 1980s, Captain Lou Albano appeared in the singer's 'Girls Just Want to Have Fun,' 'She Bop' and 'Time After Time' videos.
This partnership helped kick off the Rock 'n Wrestling project that helped popularize the then-small time wrestling federation to national prominence.
His acting career also included roles in 'Miami Vice,' '227' and the 1987 wrestling movie, 'Body Slam.'
GAB Archive / Redferns / Getty Images
Ian Gavan, Getty Images
Richard Drew, AP
John Parra, WireImage
Blue Music Group
J. Walter Green, AP
Lici Beveridge, Jonesboro Sun / AP
Jeremy Fletcher, Redferns / Getty Images
Rusty Kennedy, AP
- Jennifer Aniston
- Paris Hilton
Kate Middleton is officially a princess. She walked the aisle in an Alexander...
According to Denise, she's not sure that her estranged ex is completely sober....
Popeater Hot Topics
- British singer and TV host Cilla Black dies at 72
- Charlize Theron adopts second child, a baby girl
- Brown vs. Houston family feud is just beginning, Bobby's sister vows
- 'Zoolander 2' Will Strut Its Stuff This February: Trailer!
- The Butt Cream and Music That Tastemaker Kylie Jenner Is Feelin' on Instagram
- Neighbor Remembers Bobbi Kristina and Nick's 'Passionate' Relationship
- Zoolander 2 Trailer Dives Into the Really, Really Ridiculously Stupid Mind of Derek Zoolander
- Kourtney Kardashian Wears Sexy One-Piece Swimsuit After Scott Disick's Mysterious Instagram Post
- Jenelle Evans Celebrates Son Jace's 6th Birthday With Zombie Party: Pictures