How did Ron Popeil die? 'Mr Infomercial', 86, had coined phrase 'but wait there's more'
Ron Popeil, the inventor of Pocket Fisherman and Hair in a Can, died aged 86 on July 28.
People across the world were mourning the loss of merengue singer Johnny Ventura and ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill when they were hit with the tragic news of infomercial king Ron Popeil's death. The multi-hyphenate star died at age 86 on July 28 and his family has confirmed the news. People on Twitter are heartbroken over his passing and many have taken to the platform to grieve the loss of the legend.
2021 has seen quite a lot of unexpected celebrity deaths. In the recent past, rapper Biz Markie's death news gripped his fans a few days after rumors about his passing had left his fans in shock. Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison died in his sleep on July 27 after previously suffering a neurological disorder. Australian actor Dieter Brummer died at his Sydney home on July 26 and his death is being investigated as an apparent suicide. Medic influencer who hosted the 'Nurse Speak' podcast, Ebi Eats, died on July 20 following a year-long struggle with leukemia.
How did Ron Popeil die?
A TMZ report states Popeil died on the morning of July 28. His family told the outlet he experienced a severe medical emergency on July 27 after which he was admitted to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Popeil died at the facility and was surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Robin and four daughters and four grandchildren.
Popeil was a star in the '60s, '70s, and '80s. Popeil had grown up working with his dad who had a kitchen items business. Cashing in on his immense knowledge about the same he created various products for the kitchen and marketed them himself. He was an inventor who knew how to market his products, one of his first creations being the famous Chop-O-Matic. The food chopper reportedly sold a total of two million units. Popeil also came up with catchphrases for most of his products, one of them being 'but wait, there's more!" for his Veg-O-Matic. Some of his other products included the Buttoneer, the Smokeless Ashtray, Popeil's Electric Food Dehydrator, and the Cap Snaffler amongst others. Popeil was a hit and his business was a success through which he was able to amass massive wealth. His net worth is estimated at $200,000,000.
Fans say 'his Rotisserie is still the best'
"RIP Ron Popeil. His rotisserie is still the best," tweeted a fan post news of his death broke. "If you grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s you know this guy ~ Ron Popeil. He was Mr. Infomercial! We all had to own his crazy gadgets! The Pocket Fisherman, the Chop-o-matic, the Dial-o-matic, the Veg-o-matic, Spray Hair!!" another tweet read. "Ron Popeil RIP. Great showman, inventor, marketer. Wherever he is now, the Lord might be saying “But Wait! There’s More!” tweeted another Popeil fan.
RIP Ron Popeil. His rotisserie is still the best. https://t.co/J0ZDW0yYEs— 📸Shelley🌺🌈 (@SRossWall) July 29, 2021
If you grew up in the 70’s and early 80’s you know this guy ~ Ron Popeil. He was Mr. Infomercial! We all had to own his crazy gadgets! The Pocket Fisherman, the Chop-o-matic, the Dial-o-matic, the Veg-o-matic, Spray Hair!!#ronpoeil #inventor #infomercial #ronco https://t.co/e9g8REB8cd— Cris Winter (@criswinter412) July 29, 2021
Ron Popeil RIP. Great showman, inventor, marketer. Wherever he is now, the Lord might be saying “But Wait! There’s More!”https://t.co/jOGjFzFgxm— Haz (@Michael_Haz) July 29, 2021