Sad news. Then again, he was 71. That show will alway be a part of my childhood memories, as will the theme song.
I was a huge fan of that show, and I admit it, I did the Mario. (...swing your arms from side to side, come on it's time to go! Do the Mario!)
Ugh... Thanks Randolph, that's going to stick in my head for at least another day or two now.