A long time gas-station worker in Regina who got more than his 15 minutes of fame because of his unusual name has died.
A posting on a funeral chapel website says Dick Assman died Monday at the age of 82.
In 1995, a Petro-Canada gas station owner placed an ad to let customers know that Assman had moved from one outlet to another.
The ad caught the attention of “Late Show” host David Letterman and touched off a craze of “Assmania”.
Assman, a German name pronounced OSS-man, travelled to New York to appear on the show and was greeted by a throng of screaming studio audience members.
The instant fame made Assman a celebrity back at home too.
Assman was still pumping gas when Letterman retired last year.