Thursday, January 15, 2009

Off to the big "Fantasy Island" in the sky...

So long, Mr. Roarke. Ricardo Montalban (pictured, right) passed away yesterday in his Los Angeles home, due to "complications from advancing age," according to Wikipedia (yes, I think Wikipedia is more reliable than the news...big whoop, wanna fight about it?). Montalban was 88.

But don't let this devastating news trouble you. I'm sure Heaven is exactly like Fantasy Island. Everyone wears sweet, all-white suits, and everyone has their own, personal Hervé Villechaize (pictured, left).

But, despite Montalban's success on Fantasy Island as the mysterious Mr. Roarke, I'll always remember him most fondly as Khan Noonien Singh in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Indeed, Montalban's character's fake chest made me someday aspire to have fake muscles.

And, so, to send Mr. Montalban off in style, here's a website that really sends him off in style.

Goodbye, Ricardo. May your casket be lined with rich, Corinthian leather...


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