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Michael Leisner, Cheerios-burning gay marriage protester, dead at 65

Weeks after his General Mills protest went viral, Michael Leisner is dead.
Weeks after his General Mills protest went viral, Michael Leisner is dead.

:: UPDATE :: Michael Leisner died in his car while his kids played tennis

SEE ALSO:
-- Man tries to light Cheerios on fire [VIDEO]
-- The General Mills Cheerios-burning protester is Michael Leisner, 65
-- Michael Leisner fired from job over General Mills protest

-- Michael Leisner under criminal investigation

Last week, when news broke that Michael Leisner was under criminal investigation for setting the grass outside General Mills' Twin Cities headquarters aflame while trying to light a box of Cheerios on fire, we wondered if the news could get any worse for the 65-year-old.

Tragically, it did. This morning, the Anoka County Medical Examiner's Office confirmed to City Pages that Leisner died on Saturday.

A medical examiner's employee said the Andover resident's cause of death has not yet been determined. For more information and to read an interview with his pastor, see our follow-up post: "Michael Leisner died in his car while his kids played tennis"


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