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Mario Segale, the Italian American businessman who gave his name to Nintendo's Mario, has passed away at 84. He died surrounded by family on October 27th.

Most people haven't heard of him before because Segale didn't want to be recognized as the namesake for Mario, but for his own accomplishments in life. He thought his connection to Mario would hurt the reputation of his construction business.

Whether or not he ever got to play any Mario games, it was probably nice to know he was the namesake for the most iconic video game character of all time.

Goodbye Mario. :(



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Exactly one year after Mario Odyssey came out. RIP.



He probably walked into the buildings saying: It's a me, Mario!



Rip Mr Segale



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Fuchigole said:
He probably walked into the buildings saying: It's a me, Mario!

Probably not. He wanted to be better known for his business than inspiring a famous video game character.

Flilix said:
Exactly one year after Mario Odyssey came out. RIP.

And around the time they released the Zombie Mario costume, which makes it worse.