Chick-fil-A's Public Relations VP Dies of Heart Attack

Don Perry's death comes amid controversy over comments made by CEO against gay marriage.
1:33 | 07/27/12

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As tempers flare from both sides of the -- gay marriage controversy. Tragedy has hit the -- the -- family. The company's vice president of public relations Don Perry died suddenly Friday morning. It comes after a week of protests that -- from this comment by CEO Dan Cathy. I think we're -- God's judgment. On our nation when we shake our fist at him and say -- we know better they view as to what constitutes a marriage. Gave -- urged supporters hit the picket lines. Those kinds of messages that kind of rhetoric is very very hurtful to our families and the mayors of Chicago and Boston said -- oppose any new chick -- restaurants in their cities. -- -- values are not your cup of values but now there's push back and some believe this fight has gone too far. -- bigger both a supporter of same sex marriage I -- don't think the government's business period reverend Billy Graham also said in the statement quote as the son of the dairy farmer -- milk to many Cowell I planned to eat more chicken and show my support by visiting chick -- next Wednesday. Conservatives Mike Huckabee Rick Santorum and many others are now joining that movement. It is show support for people to -- to speak their mind. To show -- have the freedom of speech we have in this country. Don Perry worked for chick -- for 29 years and there are reports he died of a heart attack. Brandy hit ABC news Los Angeles.

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