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Chick-fil-A

PR Honcho Dies

of Heart Attack

7/27/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A key member of the Chick-fil-A public relations department died of a heart attack this morning ... this in the middle of the biggest PR crisis the fast food chain has ever faced.

Chick-fil-A released a statement saying, "We are saddened to report the news to you that our dear friend Don Perry, vice president of public relations, passed away suddenly this morning."

As Chick-fil-A came under fire for its stance against gay marriage ... Perry spoke on behalf of the restaurant chain in an effort to smooth things over with the public ... promising to "leave the policy debate over same-sex marriage to the government and political arena.”

Chick-fil-A added, "Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years.  He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him."

"Our thoughts and prayers are with his family."

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Delaware D    

oh well.

820 days ago
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D. Potter    

Why is this TMZ news, because they were anti-gay?

820 days ago
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bkwardstraveler    

Mr Perry, may you RIP.

You didn't choose this fight and those who brought it to you showed their hypocritical ways and thoughts.

Rest in peace, my friend.

820 days ago
4.

EarthAngel    

Another reason to probably not eat there

820 days ago
5.

ABB    

It was god's will!

820 days ago
6.

People Annoy Me    

I never had food from Chick-Fil-a. Is it any good?

820 days ago
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hursh4ever    

Sorry for the loss.. he was just a person doing his job.. remember, he also had a family and friends...

820 days ago
8.

Dazedface    

Karma is a bitch. I love when the universe rights itself.

820 days ago
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simone    

he had a heart attack probley due to all the stress duh!

820 days ago
10.

ZeekOsbourne    

KARMA?.......or just blame it on the Devil!

820 days ago
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tfunk    

shows what happens when you hate more and love less

820 days ago
12.

Joey    

KARMA! WAS HE SCARED BY A GAY COUPLE

820 days ago
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Lisa    

Gee...Must have been God's plan.

820 days ago
14.

DD    

Last time I looked ALL Americans were allowed to have an opinion. As far as I have read, Chick does not have any policy of discrimination of any sort. It is the owner's belief to not support same sex marriage. With all the hullaballoo I thought a same sex couple had been thrown out of a restaurant or something, or that they were not hired, or, or, or, nope. No laws have been broken. No one has been humiliated. Just one guy with an opinion. Hmmmm, now who is the bully?

820 days ago
15.

FLO    

KARMA?

820 days ago
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