Rigoletto was owed over twenty-six thousand dollars by Clyde Farnum, but he retired before he could collect, transferring his outstanding accounts to the employer of James Wesley. When Wesley approached Officer Clyde Farnum, he assumed that Wesley was a collector for Rigoletto, before learning that Wesley worked for his replacement.
Rigoletto and his wife were killed, with him chopped to pieces. News of the incident was received by the mobster Silvio who decided to retire to Florida since it was now evident that the rules of organized crimes had changed. Ben Urich thought that Rigoletto was making moves against the Russian crime family; Silvio corrected him, citing Rigoletto's demise.
- In the comics, Don Rigoletto was Kingpin's predecessor and he employed Wilson Fisk as a bodyguard only to be killed by him in the end.