Madmax has left the building, RIP

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  • polrbehrpolrbehr Posts: 2,572
    My condolences to his family, may he RIP.
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  • woofiepawswoofiepaws Posts: 212
    Sad news.
    I believe he posted on the Carver Forum as well.
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  • gcegce Posts: 2,185
    RIP Madmax!
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  • He made the world a better place. Rest in peace, Madmax, spin some vinyl with Mr. Grand.
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  • Erik TracyErik Tracy Posts: 4,691
    Sad to hear about this.

    Rest in peace.

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  • Rick88Rick88 Posts: 13,187
    This is very sad news to hear. The forum is a better place because of him, and he will be missed.

    RIP Chuck... o:)
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  • daboyzdaboyz Posts: 5,015
    Very sad news. Prayers to the family
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  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,420
    My condolences to his family. He was a good guy and will be missed.
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  • codycatalistcodycatalist Posts: 2,661
    Rip Madmax!
    Just a dude doing dude-ly things

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  • BlueMDPickerBlueMDPicker Old Polk Posts: 6,983
    So sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. He was a frequent visitor to our home when we resided in Maryland. Always a gentleman and a blues lover - which gave us a natural affinity. RIP


  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 5,325
    Rip. Dang I didn't know he was sick or anything.
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  • zarrdosszarrdoss Posts: 2,551
    edited August 2016
    I just found out it was a massive heart attack in his sleep. So sad to hear, RIP
  • F1nutF1nut Posts: 44,506
    I thought the cause would be a heart attack.
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,327
    Wow another good one gone R.I.P.
  • SCompRacerSCompRacer Posts: 7,202
    RIP Chuck.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,473
    I just came back from his house, and as Kevin stated he had a massive heart attack in his sleep, he left work early on Monday he wasn't feeling well, and had Tuesday off as well, he didn't show up to work on Wednesday, family sent authorities to his house, and found him..

    He had a ton of gear, I really debated bringing the Polks home, cleaning them up making a new grill, and selling them, but I just couldn't bring myself to pulling out $800 for the project, and it wasn't in me to talk them down in price to push me over the edge, seemed very inappropriate...

    There is a ton of stuff for the DIY'er, lots of Dayton stuff...

    His family is a very nice bunch... He will be missed...
  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,749
    Never met Chuck but always enjoyed his posts. RIP sir and condolences to his family. 2 years younger than me. Makes me think I need to evaluate my lifestyle.
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  • Never met Chuck but always enjoyed his posts. RIP sir and condolences to his family. 2 years younger than me. Makes me think I need to evaluate my lifestyle.

    It sounds like he didn't recognize the seriousness of his condition. I know that we all hate to go see the Docs, but we owe it to our families,friends,& careers to heed the warnings. I had chest pains last year during light golf walking and went to the Doc right away, had the stress tests and all blood work done, scared to death. Found out that it was simply due to de-conditioning......I had gotten so out of shape working from home that any exercise at all put me into a trouble zone. All the tests went great, heart was good, all numbers were top notch, I had simply become too lazy and carried too much weight.

    I now walk at least 3 miles each morning, dropped 50 lbs., do stretching exercises for balance and flexibility. Promising all to be around another 2-3 decades if possible. I turned 58 this week.
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  • Toolfan66Toolfan66 Posts: 14,473
    I do my best to hit the gym 3-4 times a week, sometimes life just gets worse n the way, that's awesome you can fit in a 3 mile walk... Keep it up..
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited August 2016
    Condolences to his family and friends. Seemed like an interesting guy (from the comments above-I did not know him).

    On a side note. You can DO everything, but once you turn that sixth decade, all you experience is soreness and stiffness in the morning, the inability to make any REAL gains, passing out from dehydration in the gym or, more probably, muscle glycogen depletion, and losing even a pound or two requires a labors of Hercules effort or starvation diets that will enfeeble you (Tea and brussel sprouts, anyone?)! Unless you're one of those boys, and YOU know WHO you ARE! Who are dosing TRT and HGH, etc. Then there's the, ever so SLOW decline in mental prowess-the most insulting of all! lol

    All you can do is maintain and watch the gradual, but inevitable, work of entropy. So sad this living/dying thing!
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,500
    Sad news, Jesse. I had always enjoyed our discussions over the years. RIP Chuck.

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  • ThortonThorton Posts: 1,282
    RIP Madmax.
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  • ken brydsonken brydson Posts: 7,749
    Never met Chuck but always enjoyed his posts. RIP sir and condolences to his family. 2 years younger than me. Makes me think I need to evaluate my lifestyle.

    It sounds like he didn't recognize the seriousness of his condition. I know that we all hate to go see the Docs, but we owe it to our families,friends,& careers to heed the warnings. I had chest pains last year during light golf walking and went to the Doc right away, had the stress tests and all blood work done, scared to death. Found out that it was simply due to de-conditioning......I had gotten so out of shape working from home that any exercise at all put me into a trouble zone. All the tests went great, heart was good, all numbers were top notch, I had simply become too lazy and carried too much weight.

    I now walk at least 3 miles each morning, dropped 50 lbs., do stretching exercises for balance and flexibility. Promising all to be around another 2-3 decades if possible. I turned 58 this week.

    I'm with you on a lot of this. Down 70# from my highest so definitely not overweight. All my tests look good as well.Also somewhat sedate from a home office job. Downside is I smoke and drink too much, I know it, just need to do something about it.
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  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,494
    Sad news. RIP and I wish the best for his family...
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  • agfrostagfrost Posts: 2,304
    Sad to hear. May you rest in peace, Chuck.
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  • JstasJstas Posts: 14,180
    I just found out about this.

    I wasn't his favorite person but I doubt I'm anybody's favorite person. It still sucks.

    Say hi to George for me, Chuck.
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  • mantismantis Posts: 15,902
    WOW I'm so sorry to hear this RIP Madmax, you will be missed.
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