PowerBar Co-Creator Maxwell Dead in Calif. at 51

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by eyelikeart, Mar 21, 2004.

  1. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    It's the irony of it that gets me more than anything else. I'm curious to see if they can determine a reason for his heart attack, given his healthy lifestyle.

    story here
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3


    Aug 20, 2003
    sitting on your shoulder
    <completely tasteless> He must have bonked :( </completely tasteless>
  3. Krizoitz macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2003
    Tokyo, Japan
    We are all going to die, and sure you should take care of yourself and all but these health nuts who go out of their way to live these pristine lives and miss out on what can be really good food amaze me. Why is it so bad to have a steak (unless you are a vegetarian) once and a while? Or stop and grab a donut after work or something? Obviously pigging out every day is excessive, but if you can't enjoy life, why bother living it?

    I just hope he didn't have any regrets, I think thats what worries me most, that I will have lived a good life, not necessarily an uber healthy one.
  4. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Euell Gibbons was made famous by a Grape Nuts commercial where he asked "Ever eat a pine tree?" When he died in 2000, the joke was that maybe he shouldn't have eaten so many pine trees.

    It was the same when Jim Fixx, who wrote "The Book of Running" and helped popularize jogging, died of a heart attack while running.

    And there was lots of talk when Dr. Robert Atkins, diet guru, was reported to be overweight at the time of his death last year (although it was later reported that the weight was a side effect after the fall last year that eventually proved fatal).

    People promoting health ideas aren't immune to illnesses, accidents, or other health problems that we all face. But it's perfectly understandable that many of us like to pass the jokes around when these things happen to somebody with a "healthier than thou" attitude.
  5. Blackheart macrumors 6502a


    Mar 13, 2004
    So true. You've gotta love the bitter sweet irony of the situation.
  6. FriarTuck macrumors 6502


    May 26, 2003
    Chicago area
    Seems to me that in a lot of cases the motivation for middle aged people to be super health conscious is that they don't want to die young like their dad.

    Not much you can do about genetics.
  7. ExoticFish macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2002
    The inner depths of madness, aka Kent, OH
    he probably dies while eating one of his nasty creations, those things are just gross.

    * it is sad that he died though
  8. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    That's very sad, death is often unexpected. Even those that live a healthy life style can have heart disease. It can just be genetic and with no prior symptoms. He is lucky in the fact there he didn't have to suffer a long illness like most. I pray that his family and friends amy be comforted.

    Man usually doesn't regret what has been done, but what wasn't done.

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