Super Mario Bros. actor Danny Wells dead at 72

December 4, 2013 8:51 AM

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Canadian actor Danny Wells, best known for portraying Luigi in the 1980s' television program The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, has died at age 72.

According to his obituary in the Montreal Gazette, Wells (who's given name was Jack Westelman) was a natural comedian.

"He made them laugh and wowed them with his natural gifts," the obituary stated. "A very funny and talented man, he will be terribly missed by his family."

In The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, which ran for 65 episodes, Wells co-starred with the late Lou Albano, who played Mario.

Wells also provided voiceover work for a number of animated television shows and video games, including Heathcliff and the Cadillac Cats, Winx Club, and Batman: The Animated Series.


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