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Anti-Gay Marriage Activist Who Set General Mills Lawn Ablaze Dies

Remember that anti-General Mills activist who accidentally lit Cheerios ablaze on the company’s lawn during a protest against the companies support for same-sex marriage? Apparently the 65-year old man died several days after his bungled protest.

TheStar Tribune reports that Michael L. Leisner, the man who famously staged a fiery protest outside General Mills headquarters, died days later while running errands with his family.

Leisner’s botched protest gained national television attention after he accidentally set fire to a box of Cheerios and the surrounding lawn of the company’s headquarters. The video was posted online and made its way to this very website, as well as cable shows like The Daily Show and E! Entertainment’s Chelsea Lately.

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According to his church pastor Dwight Denyes, Leisner died while waiting in his car for his sons to finish playing tennis. Denyes told the Star that while he didn’t know the man well, he believed the video “doesn’t accurately reflect who he was as an individual. He was a very loving and caring father of his four children, a loving husband and he seemed to get along with other people.”

The official cause of death is unknown.

[h/t Star Tribune]

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