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Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

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I apologize if this has already been posted, but one of the original pitch men has died.

 

I remember him selling his rotisserie, where you would just "set it and forget it".

 

The article said that he passed peacefully in his sleep.

 

 

May he rest in peace.

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

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I remember his days on QVC, probably with Bob Bowersox. RIP.

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

We bought the rotisserie from QVC many years ago.

 

After moving , we no longer have it.

 

Clean up was a nightmare if memory serves me right.

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

He did well became a billionaire........

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@OKPrincess  I bought mine from QVC atleast 20+ yrs ago and the machine still works. My Husband does all the chicken prep work and cleanup . I have him do a chicken  every 2 weeks . It saves me one meal I don't have to cook and cleanup after . Thanks , Ron for such a great invention .

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

@Anonymous032819  I had not thought of him in years, but I hardly remember a time when I did not see his commericals.  RIP Ron.

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

RIP, Ron Popeil. I have had my Ronco Rotisserie so long that I don't remember when I bought it. It still works! It makes the most delicious Prime Rib. This was a quality product, just like my Kitchen Aide Mixer that I have had for about 35 years. Things years ago were made to last. 

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

so many hosts, past and present, from qvc and hsn had much to say about him on facebook.......all good. it was very interesting to read their thoughts and praise.

 

may he rest in peace.

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86

I think his were some of the first infomercials before coming to QVC. He was a great salesman! 

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Re: Ron Popeil Has Passed Away at Age 86


@sann wrote:

He did well became a billionaire........


 

@sann ... I googled him because l didn't think he was a billionaire. His net worth was $200 million. Still...a lot of money!