March 4, 2011

Culling the Herd

A 575-pound man who gained a measure of fame as spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill — a Phoenix-area restaurant that unabashedly touts its unhealthy, high-calorie menu — has died.
Friends of 29-year-old Blair River say he died Tuesday, possibly from contracting pneumonia after a bout with the flu.
I wonder how well his body would have fought the flu virus if it hadn't had to support that excessive weight, as well. I wonder, too, at how an athlete can so completely go to pot.

Finally, I wonder if the Heart Attack Grill will ever mention his name again.