'Santa Claus' has passed away.
Yep. His legal name was Santa A. Claus. His time of death on August 27th --- 12:25 -- the date of Christmas.
According to his obituary, Santa was a volunteer firefighter for 27 years and was also in the Navy --- when he wasn't busy during the holiday season putting smiles on thousands of children's faces for decades at area shopping malls in the Eastern United States