Jimmy Dean Dies at Age 81

| June 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

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The sausage and bacon king has died. Jimmy Dean the man responsible for bringing the world the delicious taste of these breakfast favorites was reported to have died late Sunday evening, in his Virginia home that he shared with his wife

Jimmy Dean’s wife Donna states that she left the room briefly and when she returned she found her husband unconscious and no longer breathing. Unfortunately paramedics were unable to revive Jimmy and pronounced the legend dead on the scene.

Jimmy Dean first came into the limelight as both a country singer and actor in the 1950s; with musical hits “Big Bad John,” and his own Television show “The Jimmy Dean Show”.

Jimmy Dean entered into the food industry,with Jimmy Dean Back and Jimmy Dean Sausage in 1960s when he founded “Jimmy Dean Sausage Company” before selling it to “Consolidated Foods” a part of Sara Lee Corporation in 1984. By the time Jimmy Dean sold his company he was already a household name and thus, the Sara Lee Corporation kept him on as spokesman for all Jimmy Dean Products until 2004.

Jimmy Dean is survived by his wife Donna of 19 Years and his 3 children from a previous marriage. Jimmy Dean products have been welcomed into homes all over the world for the last 45 plus years; and there has been no sign of that changing anytime soon.

Jimmy Dean was born August 10th, 1928 and died June 13th, 2010 at the age of 81.

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