Inventor of the Doner Kebab Dies

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Photograph from vnoel on Flickr

In 1971, Mahmut Aygün became the patron saint of drunken sustenance. The Turkish immigrant birthed the beautiful concept of pita-swaddled street meat at the “City Imbiss” snack shop in West Berlin. But at the age of 87, after battling cancer, Aygün has died.

We've already seen one man this week touch so many, but Aygün was a less-celebrated figure of hope—hope of a fuller stomach and diminished hangover the next morning. Rest in peace, buddy. This squirt of yogurt sauce goes out to you.

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