Al Copeland

 

 

Age: 64

 

Summary: founder of the Popeyes Famous Fried Chicken chain in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1971 who became rich selling the spicy friend chicken and notorious for his flamboyant life-style, in which the restaurant began franchising in 1976 and the company grew to more than 800 stores in the U.S. and several foreign countries by 1989, who later opened other types of restaurants but lost most of his empire by overextending into bankruptcy.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cancer

 

Born: February 2, 1944

 

Died: March 23, 2008

 

Location: Munich, Germany