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Awww... Honest Ed is Dead

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:csad: A Toronto Icon has died.

CTV said:
'Honest Ed' Mirvish dies at the age of 92

The businessman known as 'Honest Ed', who entertained Toronto for decades with crazy slogans at his legendary discount department store, has died at the age of 92.

A statement from the family says he died early Wednesday at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto

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He was best known for his world-famous "Honest Ed's" bargain store on the corner of Bloor and Bathurst streets.

The store featured discount prices and funny slogans like:

'Welcome, don't faint at our low prices, there's no place to lie down.'
'We don't offer service. We have a slogan--serve yourself and save a lot of money.'

In a tradition that began on his 75th birthday, Mirvish gave away 1,000 free turkeys in his store to shoppers every Christmas.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNe...1/mirvish_obit_070711/20070711?hub=TopStories
 
Well, at least he lived to be a ripe old age.

May he rest in piece.
 
:( No love for the guy who gave away free turkeys every Christmas?
 
:( true, there are not enough Canadians on this board... and you have to live in T.O. to really appreciate all the things Honest Ed has done for this city. He supported musical theatre, among other things.
 
well, you know how it is around here

if it hasn't killed, had a sex tape, showed their boobs, appealed to the lowest common denominator, appeared on TV, showed a total lack of talent or made you fat.... nobody cares
 
well, you know how it is around here

if it hasn't killed, had a sex tape, showed their boobs, appealed to the lowest common denominator, appeared on TV, showed a total lack of talent or made you fat.... nobody cares

What about Croc Hunter? People cared about him. R.I.P.:csad:
 
Rest In Peace....
 

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