Inventor Of Peekaboo Dies In Relative Obscurity

BEHIND HANDS — The inventor of Peekaboo passed in the ICU in relative obscurity, suffocating under his own hands.

Despite being the namesake of the Peekaboo, John C. Peekaboo was hardly known by the general public. Even in his later years, he would make rare appearances in public, often hidden behind his hands.

Peekaboo was born in a one-room shack in 1928. In this room, he recalled always being able to see his parents’ faces. This grew tiresome, and he dreamed of one day finding a way to obscure his face, however temporarily, from his own children.

In 1949, he was offered a tremendous deal by Hasbro to turn Peekaboo into a billion-dollar board game, but turned it down. He cites this as the greatest regret of his life. Wrangling with his regrets, Peekaboo attempted suicide several times by placing his hands over the reflection of his face in the mirror. After many failed attempts, he finally discovered his true calling: fading into obscurity as an unnoteworthy individual.

He is survived by his family, who all changed their last name and moved to Argentina.