Ron Popeil Wiki – Ron Popeil Biography
Ron Popeil, the quintessential TV pitchman, and inventor were known to generations of viewers for hawking products, including the Veg-O-Matic, the Pocket Fisherman, Mr. Microphone, and the Showtime Rotisserie and BBQ, died, his family said.
He died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, his family said. He was 86. No cause of death was given.
He was 86 years old.
Ron Popeil Died
According to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner, infomercial king Ron Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He was 86.
Popeil “lived his life to the fullest and passed in the loving arms of his family,” a statement from his spokesperson said.
No cause of death was provided.
Popeil first appeared on television in 1959 in an infomercial for the Chop-o-Matic. His company, Ronco, founded by his father, eventually produced Hair in a Can and Pocket Fisherman.
But Ronco’s Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ, and Popeil’s ubiquitous late-night infomercials pitching it, helped inscribe the phrase “set it and forget it” into the American lexicon.
In one infomercial, Popeil pitches his automatic pasta maker with characteristic enthusiasm:
Popeil promised consumers they could make “thousands and thousands” of types of pasta with his machine “in under three minutes.”
His company also produced the Rhinestone Stud Setter, now known as the Bedazzler, and the Mr. Microphone karaoke machine, the Smokeless Ashtray, and the Inside-the-Eggshell Egg Scrambler.
Wife And Children
Popeil is survived by his wife of 25 years, Robin; daughters Kathryn, Lauren Contessa, and Valentina; and four grandchildren. A fifth daughter, Shannon, died before him.
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