Chick-fil-A Vice President of Corporate Public Relations Donald A. Perry has passed away.
Ross Cathy, brother of company CEO, Dan Cathy, told WRBL News that Perry died this morning from a heart attack.
Chick-fil-A Inc. relased the following statement:
We are saddened to report the news to you that our dear friend Don Perry, vice president of public relations, passed away suddenly this morning.
Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years. For many of you in the media, he was the spokesperson for Chick-fil-A. He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him.
Dan Cathy inflamed a rift between the gay an lesbian community and Chick-fil-A when he recently admitted to being anti-gay, saying, “guilty as charged.” Equality groups across the country have called for a boycott of the fast food chain.