Mario Maglieri, former owner of popular rock music spots on Sunset Strip, including The Whisky a Go Go, The Roxy Theatre and The Rainbow Bar & Grill, passed away on Thursday in Los Angeles.
According to TMZ, the legend died of natural causes while in the hospital, where he’d been since breaking his hip last month. Maglieri was surrounded by his family at the time of his passing, including his wife of 72 years, Scarlett.
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During his lifetime, Maglieri was commonly referred to as the King or Godfather of the Sunset Strip. He was 94 years old. Those who knew and admired him have been sharing their condolences via social media.
Very sad to hear this. Thank you Mario Maglieri RAINBOW BAR AND GRILL for the best place in the world https://t.co/z6LiYsckBt
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) May 4, 2017
A sad day for Hollywood and The Sunset Strip we lost Mario Maglieri owner of @rainbowlive he fed… https://t.co/47cFgY3lK9
— matt sorum (@mattsorum) May 4, 2017
RIP Mario Maglieri, the silver fox king of the Sunset Strip. Made ya feel special with a smile & hug. Life well lived. #Ruled #Rainbow #Roxy
— Kathy Valentine (@Kathy_Valentine) May 4, 2017
RIP #MarioMaglieri. A Godfather of the #SunsetStrip. #Legend https://t.co/ojRMvDzlCC
— 95.5 KLOSFM (@955KLOS) May 4, 2017
A big R.I.P. to #SunsetStrip legend & icon, #MarioMaglieri 🙏🏻. Owner & founder of #RainbowBarAndGrill 🌈, you gave Hollywood so much!
— Julian Douglas (@JulianDouglas) May 4, 2017
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