BOSTON (AP) — Don Featherstone was a classically trained painter, a talented sculptor and artist, who became famous for creating the pink plastic lawn flamingo — the ultimate symbol of American lawn kitsch.
And it didn’t bother him a bit.
Featherstone, who died Monday at 79, embraced the fame the invention brought him.
He died at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia, his wife of 40 years, Nancy, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.
“He was the nicest guy in the world,” Nancy Featherstone said. “He didn’t have a selfish bone in his body. He was funny and had a wonderful sense of humor and he made me so happy for 40 years.” more