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6 mins ago, trade off said:

Didn’t he have a stroke or something a while back... I believe he has been ill for a while... RIP...

Had some sort of accident and paralyzed himself.  Really sad thing.  He was a headstrong type and wanted to do a big comeback after his accident, and shot a show where he was going to go out and land a tuna from his wheelchair.

It was SO sad.  They hooked up, got the rod in his hands, and he couldnt do a damn thing with it.  I guess he gets credit for trying, but it was a real bummer, and he was visibly shook up over it.  Credit for airing the show I guess.

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4 hours ago, makomakoman said:

His Bigeye articles in the Big Game fishing journal were outstanding..  RIP


He used to say in the recorded opening of his ESPN show something like "I've caught more bigeye tuna than any man alive..."


Self-confidence was never an issue for him, always liked the show.


Funny as hell how he used to scream at everyone. :laugh:

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Just now, rocco said:

i liked his shows. he was in a wheel chair the last decade or so, no? and still kept at it :th: 

Spinal stroke ten years ago.

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