This Day in Death

2.11.13: Heart Attack Grill Mascot John Alleman – DEAD!

Filed under: Dead —James @ 10:01 pm February 14, 2013

JOHN_ALLEMANWait wait wait WAIT… So you’re telling me you can make atrociously indulgent dietary decisions but not necessarily end up fat? Looks like we’ve been lied to by the Health Gestapo yet AGAIN.


If you’re anything like John Alleman, you enjoy subtlety. Calling a place that serves burgers so unhealthy that a committee of physicians is demanding its license be suspended the Heart Attack Grill is a move so gentle it would make Garrison Keillor himself slightly flush. That’s kinda a big deal for him.

So its no wonder that Alleman was so enamored with the place, eating there so often that he was considered the restaurant’s unofficial mascot. I’ll let you guess how that eventually turned out. Yeah, you don’t get on this blog for making solid lifestyle choices. You get on it via crushing inevitability, poor health decisions, and/or petty bribery. I’m really trying to lean hard on that last one in 2013, though.

Last week, Alleman, 54, suffered a massive heart attack and was rushed to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, where he remained on life support until he passed away this morning.

According to restaurant owner “Doctor Jon” Basso, Alleman would visit the Heart Attack Grill on a daily basis, and often stood outside for hours trying to convince others to enter.

“I told him if you keep eating like this, it’s going to kill ya,” Basso told the Las Vegas Sun. “He’d say, ‘I just love your place, Jon.’ He’s the only person I know who was probably at the restaurant more than I.”

That’s right; Alleman disregarded Basso’s advice, even though he was both the owner *and* a doctor, albeit one of those quotation mark doctors like you meet at flea markets and county fairs. I can sympathize, though; Both Alleman and myself are badass rebels who live and die by our own rules, feeling the wind in our hair and only sleeping with the lights on when it’s super dark outside.


Source: Gawker

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