Dick Assman, Canadian gas station manager, Died at 82


Richard Arthur “Dick” Assman was born on February 14, 1934, and died on August 15, 2016.

He was a Canadian gas station employee.

His name propelled him to celebrity status across North America for four months in 1995.

During 1995, Assman went from working at one Petro-Canada station to another.

The owner of the station took out an advertisement in the local newspaper to announce the move which was sent anonymously to David Letterman, who was amused by Assman’s name.

Dick Assman was introduced on July 24, 1995, on the Late Show with David Letterman, where he was a nightly feature for about a month. During this time, he was known as “Assman the Gasman”.

Dick Assman passed away at 82 years old.