September 28th, 2013 11:12 EST
Paul Karason, Also Known As 'Blue Man' and 'Papa Smurf' Dies: Video
"Paul Karason, who became famous after his skin turned permanently blue, died at a Washington hospital Monday. He was 62.
Karason was admitted in the hospital last week after suffering a heart attack. He also had pneumonia and later suffered a severe stroke, his estranged wife, Jo Anna Karason, said Tuesday.
Karason was born a fair-skinned, freckled boy but his skin began turning blue 15 years ago after he contracted a rare medical syndrome known as argyria or silver poisoning from dietary supplements."
Paul Karason aka Blue Man, aka Papa Smurf has passed away and we are all feeling a little bit blue.
It`s not easy being green, but it`s even more difficult being blue. Karason survived being blue for 15 years, he`s certainly earned his eternal peace.
Karason didn`t like going out in public, but he should have worked his blue condition to his advantage. I would have had Smurfette groupies, a blue Corvette, and a blue mansion. The Blue Man Group has made millions in Las Vegas; imagine how much a real blue man could have earned?
Rest in Peace Papa Smurf!
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