It is with heavy heart that we must pass on the
following news. Please join us in remembering a great icon of the
The Pillsbury Doughboy died
yesterday of a yeast infection and complications from repeated pokes
in the belly. He was 71. Doughboy was buried in a lightly greased
coffin. Dozens of celebrities turned out to pay their respects,
including Mrs. Butterworth, Hungry Jack, the California Raisins,
Betty Crocker, the Hostess Twinkies, and Captain
The gravesite was piled high with flours. Aunt
Jemima delivered the eulogy and lovingly described Doughboy as a man
who never knew how much he was kneaded.
quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with
turnovers. He was not considered a very smart cookie, wasting much
of his dough on half-baked schemes. Despite being a little flaky at
times, he still as a crusty old man, was considered a roll model for
His wife, Play Dough, survives doughboy; two
children, John Dough and Jane Dough; plus they had one in the oven.
His elderly father, Pop Tart, also survives him.
funeral was held at 3:50 for about 20 minutes.