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SNAPPLE FACT: Snapple Co-Founder Leonard Marsh Has Died At 80

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Leonard Marsh, the co-founder of Snapple, has passed away. He was 80 years old.

Leonard started Snapple in 1972 as 'Unadulterated Food Products,' and sold natural fruit juices to health food stores. He was a window washer before he became the CEO at the launch of the brand name in 1980.

They were super popular, super fast! Quaker Oats Co. bought Snapple for $1.7 billion in 1994, and Leonard stayed on for several years after as executive vice president for planning. Here's what his company has to say:

"We're saddened to learn of the passing of Mr. Marsh. He, along with his partners Arnold Greenberg and Hyman Golden, brought the best stuff on Earth to the masses. Today we tip our Snapple cap in his honor.”

He was the last of the three founders to pass away, and we hope he's enjoying an ice cold Snapple wherever he is!

[Image via AP Images.]

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