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Dan Wieden, ad icon behind Nike’s ‘Just Do It.’ slogan, dies

Dan Wieden (Credit: Wieden + Kennedy). Nike, Just Do It logo seen at a store on Gran Via street in Madrid.

(Photo by Jorge Sanz/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images) PORTLAND, Ore. - The man who coined Nike’s famous slogan "Just Do It." has died, according to the advertising agency which he co-founded. Wieden+Kennedy said Dan Wieden passed away on September 30 with his wife by his side at his home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 77. There’s no word on the cause of death. The independent ad agency said Wieden was born in March 1945 and graduated from the University of Oregon in 1967 with a degree in journalism. He worked in public relations before stepping into copywriting, which launched his advertising career. RELATED: Why Nike isn't worried about reaction to new USMNT World Cup kitsWieden worked for Georgia-Pacific, a forest products company, before he was fired.

He then became a freelance writer before joining the advertising agency McCann-Erickson, which did marketing for Georgia-Pacific. He went into advertising following his father’s footsteps who also worked in the advertising business. He then met his late business partner David Kennedy when they worked at the William Cain agency, where one of their clients included the startup, Nike. The two then founded their own ad agency in April 1982.Wieden famously coined the Nike tagline "Just Do It." in 1988."Wieden+Kennedy’s growth and success is proof of Dan’s vision—an independent, creatively led agency, founded to be different from the rest, making meaningful work for its clients," that agency said in a statement to FOX Television Stations.Wieden was known for his philanthropy and received many awards.

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'How to Murder Your Husband' writer found guilty in husband's murder
PORTLAND, Ore. - A jury in Portland has convicted a self-published romance novelist — who once wrote an essay titled "How to Murder Your Husband" — of fatally shooting her husband four years ago.The jury of seven women and five men found Nancy Crampton Brophy, 71, guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday after deliberating over two days in chef Daniel Brophy’s death, KOIN-TV reported.Brophy, 63, was killed June 2, 2018, as he prepped for work at the Oregon Culinary Institute in Southwest Portland.Nancy Crampton-Brophy appears in an Oregon courtroom for her murder trial. (KPTV/ pool camera) Crampton Brophy displayed no visible reaction Wednesday inside the crowded Multnomah County courtroom.Lisa Maxfield, one of Crampton Brophy’s attorneys, said the defense team plans to appeal.Prosecutors told jurors that Crampton Brophy was motivated by money problems and a life insurance policy.>>RELATED: 'How to Murder Your Husband' fiction author on trial for real-life murderCrampton Brophy said during the trial, however, that she had no reason to kill her husband and that their financial problems had largely been solved by cashing in a chunk of Brophy’s retirement savings plan.She owned the same make and model of gun used to kill her husband and was seen on surveillance camera footage driving to and from the culinary institute, court exhibits and court testimony showed.Police never found the gun that killed Brophy.