In the early 1960s, Lentini moved 10 miles south of Tampa, Florida, to Gibsonton, where many performers went when they retired from circus life. The town was dubbed “Gibtown,” and was home to a variety of side show acts, including Priscilla the Monkey Girl, the Alligator Man, the Lobster family, and Dotty the Fat Lady. These performers were often ostracized in other places, to little surprise, however, they felt at home in Gibtown, and bonded with those who shared similar experiences.
A performer for life at heart, Lentini was performing with the Walter Wanous Side Show when he got sick. He was hospitalized in Jackson, Tennessee, and died on Sept. 22, 1966. He was an unbelievable 77 years old, and was the most advanced age anyone living with his condition is documented to have reached.