No, indeed-- he was in fact eaten like a pig!
On 9 September 2008, the Washington (Mo) Historical Society held a pig roast fundraiser. Turnout was good, and several local businesses donated items to help out. This rural Missouri luau was certainly successful-- they made a profit of almost $6,000!
More on this story in the Newsletter of the Washington Historical Society 14:4 (November 2008), including a pre-feasting, post-roasting photo of the guest of honor.
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