Hurricane Katrina Inspired Mr. T To Retire His Bling
The actor - real name Laurence Tureaud - famously hung strings of gold around his neck on and off screen.
However, he retired the bling in 2005 out of respect for the victims of the natural disaster, which struck America's gulf coast, killing thousands.
Mr. T tells the New York Daily News, "As a Christian I said I would never wear my own gold again because of what happened with Hurricane Katrina. It would be a sin against God for me to wear my gold when so many people lost everything.
"Sure, it's my trademark, but I am the same person whether I'm wearing the gold or not. My moral values are the same. The gold don't make me, I make the gold."
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