The man known as "Mr. Mardi Gras" died last month and the Superdome will honor him with lights. WDSU TV in New Orleans reports the exterior of the iconic stadium will be lit in purple, green and gold as Blaine Kern is remembered. He died at the age of 93.

The Kern family is synonymous with Mardi Gras in Louisiana. The company now handles floats and drivers for most parades in the New Orleans area. His son Barry sits at the helm of the business that builds everything from movie sets to theme park characters to the iconic Chick-Fil-A cows you see at various restaurants around the country. In fact, at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans, there is a room of Chick-Fil-A cows ready to be shipped out.

Blaine Kern is the definition of a New Orleans icon and he will be missed. In 2018, NOLA.com did a profile on Kern and how he got involved in the business of 'making' Mardi Gras.

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