Death of Paul C.P. McIlhenny

February 23, 2013
Avery Island, Louisiana

CEO of Tabasco sauce company dies
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The Associated Press

AVERY ISLAND, La. (AP) — Paul C.P. McIlhenny, chief executive and chairman of the board of the McIlhenny Co. that makes the trademarked line of Tabasco hot pepper sauces sold the world over, has died. He was 68.

The company, based on south Louisiana's Avery Island, said in a statement that McIlhenny had died Saturday. The statement, released Sunday, credited McIlhenny's leadership with introducing several new varieties of hot sauces sold under the Tabasco brand...

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