Chick Fil-Fil-A founder Truett Cathy died today at the age of 93.
Though he pulled himself up from poverty to found one of the most successful fast food chains in America, Cathy may end up being best remembered for the controversies that resulted in part from his conservative religious beliefs.
Though the company was being operated by Truett's son Dan at the time, the Chick-Fil-A gay marriage controversy of 2012 resulted in boycotts and public outcries against the iconic brand.
Chick-Fil-A was even banned by the city of Boston as a result of Dan Cathy's admission that he was opposed to gay marriage.
Truett had long since handed over the reins and adopted the honorary title of chairman emeritus, but many credited his fundamentalist religious beliefs (all Chick-Fil-A locations are closed on Sundays) with laying the groundwork for the marriage rights dust-up.