Donald Perry, vice president of Corporate Public Relations for Chik-fil-A died of a heart attack Friday morning. Chik-fil-A has come under pressure after CEO Dan Cathy took a stand against gay marriage.
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. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. Source
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Donald Perry’s family. I would urge those critics of Dan Cathy to respect Donald Perry and his family in this time of sadness for them and not take cheap shots.