Ron Popeil, Infomercial Tycoon, Dies At 86

The inventor of the Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ was famous for his sayings “Set it, and forget it!” and “But wait, there’s more!”

Ron Popeil, the legendary infomercial personality and inventor, died Wednesday. He was 86. 

Popeil suffered a medical emergency on Tuesday and was transported to the Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. He died the following morning, his family told TMZ. His representative later confirmed his death with Fox News.

Popeil was born in New York in 1935, and became the face of television marketing in the mid-’50s, where he sold his popular products, like the Chop-O-Matic and the Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ.

Popeil may have been best known for his even more popular catch phrases, including “Set it, and forget it!” and “But wait, there’s more!”

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