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Tony Rosato, who some of you might remember as the voice of Luigi in the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World animated series, has passed away at the age of 62

Chris Kerr, News Editor

January 12, 2017

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Canadian actor-comedian Tony Rosato, who some of you might remember as the voice of Luigi in the Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3 and Super Mario World animated series, has passed away at the age of 62. 

Rosato, who died of a suspected heart attack according to the Toronto Sun, also had minor roles in Resident Evil 3, voicing Dario Rosso and Nemesis. 

He was perhaps best known for his work on comedy shows Saturday Night Live and SCTV. When he joined the Saturday Night Live team for the 1981-1982 season, Rosato made history by becoming the first cast member to be born outside of North America.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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