Ron Popper, The Renaissance man who created pocket fishermen and canned hair is dead… TMZ understands.
Family sources told TMZ that Ron experienced a serious medical emergency on Tuesday and died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles early Wednesday morning. He is surrounded by his family.
Popeil created the famous Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ, and created one of the most iconic slogans ever-Set it and Forxget it! ! ! Its domestic sales exceeded $1 billion, breaking QVC and other sales records.
Ron was born in New York in 1935. He first entered the business at his father’s Chicago manufacturing plant, where they sold kitchen products. This obviously had an impact, because Ron learned and perfected the art of kitchen.
Ron created the famous Chop-O-Matic in 1959, and its sales volume is staggering-2 million units. What’s next-Veg-O-Matic uses another great slogan to express this… “But wait, there is more!!!”
Popeil also created Rhinestone Stud Setter, which later became Bedazzler. Moreover, things don’t stop there… He created Mr. Microphone and the inside of the eggshell whisk.
Popeil founded his company Ronco in 1964 and sold hundreds of products to TV viewers around the world.
He has also made dozens of cameos in TV and movies… Dan Aykroyd “SNL” in 1976.
The last time we had Ron appeared on the camera was in 2017, when he talked about the new fashion Fidget Spinners.
Ron has accumulated an estimated wealth of US$200 million.
Ron has a group of friends who call themselves “The Rontourage”.
Ron’s wife survived, Robin, 4 daughters and 4 grandsons.