Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies
Blair River, the 575-pound spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Chander, Ariz., is dead, at the age of 29. The Heart Attack Grill earned itself some notoriety (including a report on CBS Sunday Morning) for being, as the USA Today's obituary puts it, "unabashedly unhealthy" -- the menu includes bypass hamburgers and flatliner flies.
Check out the Heart Attack Grill website -- it's deliberately cheeky and offensive. A video, featuring River plays as soon as you click on the site. Obviously, it's morbid viewing today. But maybe purging River from the website would have been worse?
For the record, there's no evidence that River's death was related to his morbid obesity, and comments in the obituary from the restaurant's owner address what he imagines will be the response some people might have to River's death.