Richard Trentlage, Man behind the beloved 'Oscar Mayer Wiener Song' dies at 87
The man who got generations of hot dog lovers humming along to the Oscar Mayer Wiener song has died.
According to an obituary posted online by a northern Illinois funeral home, Richard Trentlage died on Sept. 21 at age 87.
His daughter Linda Bruun confirmed to the New York Times that the cause of death was congestive heart failure.
Millions of Americans grew up humming along to Trentlage’s catchy tune: “Oh, I wish I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, that is what I’d truly like to be, ’cause if I were an Oscar Mayer wiener, everyone would be in love with me.”