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Mr. O'Lucky's Luck Runs Out

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 9th August 2004 12:19am
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The giant leprechaun who once symbolized good fortune to millions of Fremont Street visitors is no more.

An early morning fire gutted the casino icon's fiberglass body and charred his smiling face as he lay retired in the Neon Museum boneyard.

Museum officials had planned to someday return him to his former glory, but the fire dashed those hopes.

Mister O'Lucky had been a fixture outside Fitzgerald's Casino since the 1980s. The statue came down and landed in the boneyard in the mid-1990s when a canopy above Fremont Street was erected.

Fire investigators are not sure what started Friday's fire, but museum officials say Mister O'Lucky's roomy belly was a popular spot for homeless people seeking shelter



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