In this 2011 file photo, David Burkett stands outside Chapel Hill Mall in 2011. Burkett and his friend helped launch an Internet campaign to bring back Archie the Snowman to the mall. He died Monday at 36.
Talking snowman Archie greets young visitors at Chapel Hill Mall in December 1968. Dave Burkett and friend Tom Uplinger launched an Internet campaign in 2011 to revive the mall icon.