Ron Popeil dead at 86: Infomercial tycoon famous for Hair in a Can passes 'surrounded by family after medical emergency'

RON Popeil is dead at 86-years-old after passing away "surrounded by family after a medical emergency."

The Infomercial tycoon, who was famous for creating Hair in a Can, had an impressive net worth and amassed a fortune estimated at $200,000,000.

A family source confirmed Ron's passing to TMZ, sharing that he experienced a severe medical emergency on Tuesday before passing away early Wednesday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A.

The  entrepreneur was surrounded by his family at the time of his death.

Throughout his career, Ron created a number of memorable products and starred in multiple infomercials.

He created the famous Showtime Rotisserie & BBQ and coined the well-known catch phrase ever “Set it and Forget it!”

The product earned over $1 BILLION in domestic sales, which shattered other sales records including QVC.

Born in New York in 1935, Ron’s first venture into the world of business was working alongside his dad as they sold kitchen products in a manufacturing facility based in Chicago.

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