Verne Winchell

 

 

Age: 87

 

Summary: founder of Winchell's Donuts and nicknamed "The Donut King" who opened the first donut shop in 1948 in Arcadia, California and sold his interest in the business in 1984 for $600 million, who was chairman of Denny's Restaurants for several years and a very successful horse owner and breeder.

 

 

Cause of Death: Heart attack

 

Born: October 15, 1915

 

Died: November 26, 2002

 

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada