Canadian man credited with inventing ‘Hawaiian’ pizza dies at 83

LONDON, Ontario — A Canadian man widely credited with inventing the pineapple-topped pizza has died at age 83.

An necrology by his family says Sam Panopoulos had been hospitalized in London, Ontario, when he died unexpected on Thursday.

Panopoulos was innate in Greece and emigrated to Canada in 1954. He told countless news media that he done his first “Hawaiian” pizza in 1962 at the Satellite Restaurant in Chatham, Ontario, after wondering if canned pineapple competence make a juicy topping.

Some have doubtful his claim. But Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this year released a jaunty twitter of support, referring to the plate as “a tasty southwestern Ontario creation.”

Americans eat 6,000 slices of pizza during lifetime: survey

He was responding to a joking idea by Iceland’s President Guoni Johannesson that pineapple pizzas should be banned.

Panopoulos’ wake is set for Monday.

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