Donald Featherstone, creator of the infamous plastic pink flamingo that you put out as a lawn ornament has died. He created the iconic flamingo in 1957 based on an image he saw in National Geographic. He was a trained sculptor with a background in classical art. He made the sculpture for Union Products Plastics Company, he spent 43 years with the company. He rose to the title of president before his retirement in 1999. He died at 79 after battling Lewy body dementia. He will surely be missed by many.