First the Pet Rock guy dies.
Then the creator of the Pillsbury Doughboy goes.
Who’s next? The inventor of Silly String?
Newser– The former Chicago ad man who invented the Pillsbury Doughboy in 1965 has died at age 89, reports the Chicago Tribune. Rudolph Perz was working for the Leo Burnett ad agency when he dreamed up the character of a talking crescent roll, also known as Poppin’ Fresh.