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Founder of Popeyes fried chicken dies at 64

Founder of Popeyes fried chicken dies at 64

Via AP: “Al Copeland, who became rich selling spicy fried chicken and notorious for his flamboyant lifestyle, died Sunday at a clinic near Munich, Germany. He was 64.

“The founder of the Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken chain had been diagnosed shortly before Thanksgiving with a malignant salivary gland tumor. His death was announced by his spokeswoman, Kit Wohl.”


P.S. On top of your chicken and fries, be sure to order the biscuits and strawberry jelly the next time you go to Popeye’s!

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  • antonia aka toni

    NO POPEYES GUY :[ first

  • Jade

    Yay First

  • trer


  • Georgia Lass

    Well, that’s sad. I’m glad he didn’t die of a heart attack, though. That would really be bad for restaurants’ rep.

  • [☆F a m o u s☆]

    i just wanna thank him for everything he did for me.

  • leenydeeny

    We love Al in Louisiana, may he rest in peace. He was also the owner and founder of our famous Copeland’s Restaurants. I’m going there tonight and will drink to him.

  • nunny

    i didn’t even know the dude was still alive..well u know wat i mean

  • nunny

    i didn’t know the dude was alive..well you know wat i mean
    that’s sad
    to die at 64

  • the shiznack

    this was so a couple of days ago

    come Jared keep up sunshine

  • eddie jones

    died at 64? maybe he should of ate healthier, fried chicken? yuck

  • Helena

    Evidently it’s not a good wek for deaths and fast food inventors! Herb Peterson, the inventor of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin also died!

  • geniass

    Damn you JJ! Now I want friend chicken!!!

  • liz

    aww thats sad
    he was kinda still youngish…. well not really
    i thought popeyes sold fish!!
    well i have never been there so..

  • Arab.Aquarius

    May he rest in peace.
    I am not a Popeyes kinda person tho. I only crave it each now and then

  • Maleficent

    Somewhere, Beyonce is crying. :(

  • gypsy Marie

    Love that place! Mmmm

  • sigh

    They have the best fries. They are spicey and yummy. Their biscuits are drool worthy. RIP. We will continue to enjoy the only fast food worth going to.

  • just me

    Popeye’s is THE BEST chicken! And their biscuits and dirty rice are the bomb. By the way, he died of lung cancer-not from a heart attack!!

  • elle

    popeyes is amazing! sad that he died at such a young age. i think i saw one of the kardashians at popeyes once, its amazing food though!

  • lump

    where can I eat popeyes?? I’m from Europe :D


    very coincidental that he died of a SALIVARY gland malignancy..

  • crystal

    that is too bad, going to Popeyes in Kennebunk ME to morn his passing. I’ll see you there!!!