Pet Rock creator dead at 78

April 1, 2015 5:23 AM

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Pet Rock creator dead at 78

JACKSONVILLE, Ore. – Gary Ross Dahl, the creator of the wildly popular 1970s fad the Pet Rock, has died at age 78 in southern Oregon.

Dahl's wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed Tuesday that her husband of 40 years died March 23 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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