Back Page: An Interview With Luigi, The Late Mario’s Brother And Business Partner

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It’s raining hard in Brooklyn on the day we arranged to meet with Luigi Mario. Better known mononymously as “Luigi”, he’s the brother in green and partner in crime to Mario Mario, who tragically died this week at the age of 35. He’s running a little late, but we can’t blame him – the last time he was out in public was for the grand state funeral of his only sibling.

We spot him, about to cross the road opposite the café where we agreed to meet. It’s easy to tell that he’s trying to keep a low profile, with sunglasses, a coat with the collar pulled up, and a plastic bag over his iconic green hat, but it’s not working – the paparazzi are following him like a pack of dogs.

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