Mario Segale, Inspiration For Nintendo’s Hero Plumber, Has Died – NPR

Mario Segale, who inspired one of the world’s most recognizable characters in Nintendo’s Mario, has died at age 84. Segale was Nintendo’s landlord outside of Seattle, Wash., when the company created Donkey Kong — the classic game that launched the …
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