Chick-fil-A Spokesman Dies of Heart Attack Donald Perry was a top PR exec with chain By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jul 27, 2012 2:31 PM CDT 77 comments Comments This July 19 photo shows a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart) (Newser) – A top public relations executive at Chick-fil-A has died of a heart attack amid the company's high-profile fight against gay marriage, reports Georgia's WRBL News3. Donald Perry, who generally served as the company's spokesperson, died this morning. "Don was a member of our Chick-fil-A family for nearly 29 years," says a Chick-fil-A statement. "He was a well-respected and well-liked media executive in the Atlanta and University of Georgia communities, and we will all miss him." Click for more.