acky? Yes. Iconic? Absolutely. Sadly, the creator of the plastic pink flamingo, Donald Featherstone, passed away on June 22, 2015, at the age of 79. Ironically, his passing was one day before National Pink Flamingo Day, which was declared in 2007 by Dean Mazzaralla, Mayor of Leominster, MA, to honor the work of Featherstone. Featherstone's wife, Nancy, told the Associated Press on Tuesday that her husband died Monday at an elder care facility in Fitchburg, MA, after a long battle with Lewy body dementia.