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Old 02-21-2014, 09:28 AM   #1
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Who Dat Nation mourns loss of Saints 'super fan'

METAIRIE, LA (WVUE) - He stood in Champions Square nearly every football Sunday, proudly waving a black and gold flag.

So many knew super fan "Saints Fett," modeled after the bounty hunter in Star Wars. But many also knew him as Larry Jehle Jr., a 30-year-old from Metairie.

"I always said that Larry was like Clark Kent and Superman," says friend Gary Breaux. "He was very mild-mannered when he was out of costume - a very polite, generous person, and he'd just turn into this completely other persona when he put that costume on."

Jehle died Tuesday. He had battled leukemia as a child, and though he beat the cancer, it ravaged his heart.

But his family says Jehle never focused on his illness. Instead, he donned his costume to cheer on the Saints or visit Children's Hospital, even in his final months.

Jehle was also part of the 501st Legion, a costuming club that raises money for children's charities. Jehle told his family that meeting people, posing for pictures and giving hugs was like medicine.

"Putting that outfit on made him feel normal and that he had he had a normal life," says his sister, Lindy Giambroni. "Being able to give back to people, because that's what he was about was to give back to people, and not expect anything in return."

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RIP Larry. Help us win #2.
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I had my picture taken with him. Very sad news. Thoughts and prayers are with his family.
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Thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
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Never met him but he sounds like a kind-hearted person. R.I.P.
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Im sure i can say this on behalf of all the UK saints fans. Thoughts are with his family and friends.R.I.P
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The great thing about being a Saint in this life is that you, one day, become a heavenly Saint. He sounds like he qualifies. Who Dat, Mr. Jehle!
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Yes rest in peace! Who Dat
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I remember this guy! He came into the restaurant on the night the Saints won the Superbowl. I never got chance to talk to him but I do remember him saying to someone else at the table that he was feeling very hot due to the costume he was wearing, as you can see from the pictures.

From the article I have read about him he must have been a very kind and caring man. God bless him and his family!


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