Richard D. Trentlage


Age: 87

songwriter and musician who wrote jingles and slogans while working for advertising agencies in Chicago, Illinois including the unforgettable "The Oscar Mayer Weiner Song" that debuted in 1963 and became a signature tune for the company's advertising in 21 English-speaking countries that endured until 2010 when it was retired, but the song became part of the fabric of American culture with airings on the children's TV show Captain Kangaroo, on the cartoon show The Jetsons, and on an episode of The Simpsons in the 1990's.

Cause of Death: Congestive heart failure

Born: December 27, 1928

Died: September 21, 2016

Libertyville, Illinois