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Oh No! Another fatality....

Postby The Donald » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:59 pm

Just had to share this with the board

June 26, 2008
Non-Runner Dies While Not Running

A Mississippi man died yesterday while not running in a local marathon.

Les Actiff, 43, of Jackson, Miss., collapsed while watching television in his Hattiesburg home. Attempts to revive him failed, and paramedics pronounced him dead at the scene.

He was still clutching a bucket of fried chicken.

Like 25% of the U.S. population, Actiff was obese. Federal statistics show that nearly a third of U.S. adults 20 years and older are obese; about two-thirds are overweight. Actiff had been a non-runner for more than 20 years, according to his family and friends.

Family members were stunned.

"I don't get it," said his wife, Bess. "He didn't run all his life. He was always so inactive. And now, this. You just never know, I guess."

"At least he died doing what he loved," she added. "Not running."

Spectators gathered outside Actiff's home were similarly shocked.

"I'll never not run," said one woman. "It's too dangerous."

A large man on a scooter, out walking his dog, was more fatalistic: "If you can avoid doing a single positive thing for your health your whole life, just sit around like a lump and eat poorly and then still drop dead... Well, I just don't know. I guess when it's your time, it's your time."

Actiff appears to have died from atherosclerotic heart disease, according to Lamar County Coroner Paul Caste.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, at the Pizza Hut off of I-59.
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Postby Engmomma » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:26 pm

:lol: :lol:
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Postby La » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:27 pm

At least he died doing what he loved. :roll:
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Postby ultraslacker » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:29 pm

mmmm kfc.
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Postby canalrunner » Thu Jun 26, 2008 2:11 pm

Sad when someone kicks the bucket--sadder if there is still chicken in it. MMM KFC. :D

Interesting play on the media focus on people dying while running. It does sometimes seem like some sort of warning not to exercise and to stay at home, eat and watch TV.
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Postby waynerdog » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:16 pm

KFC is icky! :sick: If you want REAL fried chicken - mmmmmm, Mary Brown's. :drool:

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Postby Stephan » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:25 pm

mmmm KFC I get a craving for it twice a year!!! It's my limit!!!

...why do bad foods taste sooooooooo good!!??????

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Postby drghfx » Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:27 am

What did they do with the bucket of chicken?
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Postby MoeMan » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:45 pm

canalrunner wrote:Sad when someone kicks the bucket--sadder if there is still chicken in it.

Made me LOL!
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