Monday, September 8, 2008

Evan Tanner Confirmed Dead

After an extensive search conducted by the Police, Marines, and Border Patrol, the body of Evan Tanner has been found in the mountain area of Palo Verde, CA. Late last week Tanner's friends became worried when he did not answer repeated text messages sent to his phone. They informed the police he went camping alone in the area and was now missing. A search commenced over the weekend to find the former UFC fighter. On Sunday the rescuers located his campsite and motorcycle, but there was no sign of Tanner. Earlier today a Marine helicopter pilot, who was helping with the search, spotted the body several miles from the campsite.

Tanner has been keeping a blog of his life for Spike.com this summer. An entry on August 16 included this sentence, which is bound to live on forever, if he is in fact dead.

"I plan on going so deep into the desert, that any failure of my equipment, could cost me my life."

(The news has been confirmed by Tanner's manager John Hayner.)

6 comments:

lionit said...

Really hoping this turns out to be false.

Anonymous said...

Why do the good people always die so soon?

hundred dollar man said...

Tough loss to swallow. I was hoping it wasn't true to.

Anonymous said...

this is devastating

dachrach said...

For anyone that has never read it, go check out his blog on spike.com. It's a great read.

gogo025 said...

This is one of the weirdest deaths in pro sports. If he was a baseball player, the team would prob sue him to get back some of his salary because he engaged in dangerous activities when he died.