MIPTC typically doesn't write obituaries, this one deserves a moment of silence.
Herb Peterson, the inventor of McDonald's Egg McMuffin died. He invented the breakfast sandwich in 1972. While not a gourmand, he is certainly a hero of the company, even though he worked for McDonald's advertising agency at the time. It's my favorite item on the menu.
Just goes to show you, not all good ideas come from within.