Canadian actor and comedian Tony Rosato died of a heart attack on Wednesday, according to his former agent, Larry Goldhar.
Rosato was 62-years-old.
Rosato was most known for his roles on Saturday Night Live and SCTV on Canadian television.
Born in Italy, he also played small roles in ‘Resident Evil 3’ and the animated series ‘Sam & Max.’ However, outside of Canada most people know him as the voice of Luigi.
Rosato lent his voice to the green-clad plumber in the “The Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3” and “Super Mario World”.
“Aside from one of the most talented people I ever met in my life, he was probably the gentlest person I think I ever met,” Goldhar said.
Goldhar Said his client was always grateful for auditions even when he didn’t get the part.
“He broke his butt every audition, and he got the jobs,” he added.
Rosato had been sick for some time
Before his death, Rosato Was diagnosed with Capgras syndrome – a rare disease in which he thought his wife and daughter were replaced by imposters.
In 2007 he was accused of assaulting his wife, which was later explained by his illness. However he still spent two years in prison and two years in a mental hospital because of the incident.
Funeral details have not yet been revealed. Our deepest sympathies to the family.