Ron Popeil, Infomercial Pioneer and Inventor, Dead at 86

Ron Popeil, Infomercial Pioneer and Inventor, Dead at 86
Ron Popeil, the infomercial pioneer and inventor who served as the enthusiastic pitchman for products like Chop-o-Matic and the Showtime Rotisserie, has died at the age of 86.

Popeil’s rep confirmed his death to the Associated Press, noting that Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Los Angeles’ Cedars Sinai Medical Center. No cause of death was provided.

According to Popeil’s official website, he was instrumental in the invention of unique products like “the Chop-o-Matic, Mr. Microphone (the first Karaoke machine), the Popeil Pocket Fisherman, the Veg-o-Matic, the Buttoneer,
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