The Pillsbury Doughboy -- dead at 71.
Veteran Pillsbury spokesman, The Pillsbury Doughboy, died
yesterday of a severe yeast infection and complications from
repeated pokes to the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried
in one of the largest funeral ceremonies in recent years.
Dozens of celebrities turned out, including Mrs. Butterworth,
the California Raisins, Hungry Jack, Betty Crocker, the Hostess
Twinkies, Captain Crunch and many others.
The graveside was piled high with flours as longtime friend,
Aunt Jemima, delivered the eulogy, describing Doughboy as a
man who "never knew how much he was kneaded."
Doughboy rose quickly in show business but his later life was
filled with many turnovers. He was not considered a very
smart cookie, wasting much of his dough on half-baked
schemes. Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a roll model
for millions. Doughboy is survived by his second wife, Play
Dough. They have two children and one in the oven.
The funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.