Veteran Pillsbury spokesman Pop N. Fresh, also known as the "Pillsbury
Dough Boy," died Monday of a yeast infection. He was 31. Fresh was buried
Thursday in one of the biggest funerals in years. Dozens of celebrities
attended, including Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, the Keebler Elves and
Hungry Jack. The graveside was pilled high with flours; longtime friend
Aunt Jemima delivered the eulogy, describing Fresh as a man who "never knew
he was kneaded."
Fresh rose quickly in show business, but his later life was filled with
turnovers. He wasn't considered a smart cookie and wasted much of his
dough on half-baked schemes. Still, even as a crusty old man, he was a
roll model to millions. Fresh is survived by his second wife. They had two
children—and one in the oven.
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