Millions of people were shocked and saddened today after the remains of Mr. Potatohead, who had been reported missing three weeks ago by his family, were found in a plate of hashbrown potatoes at an Iowa Denny's restaurant.
"The customer noticed there was a red plastic nose, eyeballs and little blue plastic shoes in her hashbrowns and called police," said Dubuque police officer Blink Zarate. "She was very distraught."
Mr. Potatohead's relatives said he had recently become increasingly despondent over health issues. Potatohead's niece, Eunice Potatohead, said her uncle recently started to sprout and turn green. "It's so sad. He was a big star back in the 60's. He was so strong and brown. He had great skin."
Police said they do not suspect foul play. Potatohead is survived by his wife Fifi and two small fries.