UPDATE: There seems to be some confusion over this post. Players will remain in your Top Mafia until the day you click on the remove mafia who aren't Facebook friends link in game or via the Mafia Manager. Also any player who has a Top Mafia bonus will do. The only benefit to adding strong players into your Top Mafia positions is when dealing with wars. The stronger your players, the more clicks it will take to knock out your mafia.
About 3 weeks ago, Mafia Wars lost one of it’s greatest players. Many adored The Swede and those lucky enough to have in their mafias most likely promoted him to a Top Mafia position. If are one of these people and remove players from your mafia who are no longer your Facebook friends, you may want to check your Top Mafia positions because The Swede will be gone. If a player deactivates their Facebook account, they are no longer recognized as a friend and will be removed from your mafia.
If you check out the Mafia Tornado list of players, it’s sad to see that The Swede isn’t the only one who has decided to leave the game . Deactivated accounts are now common amongst the top players, including Amit who is ranked #1 for defense equipment scores.
Thanks to Mike Nestor, who learned the hard way, for the screen shot.