Summary: owner and brainchild of the famous Madonna Inn on California's central coast, a hotel known and revered for its gaudiness, the Pepto-Bismol-pink color scheme with the jaw-dropping 8-foot-tall waterfall urinal in the men's room, themed suites such as the Caveman Room where one could sleep under a rock ceiling and shower in a waterfall, and motifs that lured celebrities and common folk alike.
Cause of Death: Massive heart attack
Born: November 19, 1918
Died: April 22, 2004
Location: San Luis Obispo, California