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RIP Empire Carpet Man

Chicago blogger Kelly Ryan O’Brien alerted me to some sad news this morning (she’s good like that, yo). Empire Carpet spokesman Elmer Lynn Hauldren passed away on Tuesday from natural causes at his home in the Windy City. I feel like the farther west I’ve moved, the more inundated I’ve been with Empire’s ads featuring Hauldren’s syrupy voice, which grabs my attention every time.

Kelly found many fun facts about Hauldren, including: In 1994, Pearl Jam belted out the jingle (you know it: “call five eight eight-two three hundred, Empiiiiiiire!) at a Chicago concert. More fun facts at Idols and Egos.

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  1. * Empire Today says:

    Thank you so much for the support and writing about Lynn! Elmer Lynn Hauldren, better known as The Empire Man, will have a special place in the hearts of many. Our thoughts are with his family during this time.

    | Reply Posted 8 years, 9 months ago

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