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Amid backlash, Chick-Fil-A's Public Relations VP dies



The sign of a Chick-fil-A is seen July 26, 2012 in Springfield, Virginia. The recent comments on supporting traditional marriage which made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has sparked a big debate on the issue.
The sign of a Chick-fil-A is seen July 26, 2012 in Springfield, Virginia. The recent comments on supporting traditional marriage which made by Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy has sparked a big debate on the issue.
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WRBL News 3  and CNBC report that Donald A. Perry, the Vice President of Corporate Public Relations for Chick-Fil-A, has died. 

The CBS affiliate in Georgia says Perry died Friday morning of a heart attack, according to Ross Cathy, a relative of Chick-Fil-A's CEO.

The chicken chain has been roasting in the backlash of the CEO's recent comments on gay marriage. A protest at the controversial Hollywood location is scheduled for Aug. 1.