Harvey Atkin, Voice of King Koopa in the Mario Cartoons, Has Passed Away

Harvey Atkins was an actor likely best known publicly for his role in the cult classic movie Meatballs, but for us Nintendo fans he will forever be remembered as the voice of King Koopa in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show. He was just 74 years old. Here’s a look back at some of his very best lines as Mario’s nemesis:


We wish his family and friends well in this time of morning. He passed away peacefully during his sleep, succumbing to cancer.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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