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03-11-2009, 11:14 PM
From the front page:

Most of you have probably already heard about the car accident that claimed the life of TapouT co-founder, Mask. This comes straight off of their website:

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder Charles "Mask" Lewis following a car accident that occurred last night. We are currently in the process of setting up a memorial service in his honor and will release more details as they become available.

Many thanks to all for the outpouring of blessings and well-wishes during this incredibly difficult time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and family and everyone affected by this loss. -matt

03-11-2009, 11:17 PM

I had NO idea! :cry:

03-12-2009, 12:11 AM
That is crazy!

He will definitely be missed at all of the fights!

03-12-2009, 12:11 AM
is that the guy with paint on his face?

03-12-2009, 12:12 AM
is that the guy with paint on his face?

Yes, may he RIP.

03-12-2009, 12:20 AM
this is indeed sad news, RIP Mask!

03-12-2009, 01:02 AM
That's sad. I read the article real early this morning before they named names. Here is the latest from the Orange County Register.



03-12-2009, 01:50 AM
That's really sad :-(

03-12-2009, 02:19 AM
really sad ... i always liked his matt Huuuuuuuuuuuuughes ... LOL .....

there is a good pic of him on the front ... he is in the background of the pic where matt has the rnc on jed leist

03-12-2009, 04:42 AM
I just read this on the Yahoo home page.....
in addition to the Rampage news

My prayers go out to his friends and family.

Was he married, did he have any children......

03-12-2009, 06:59 AM
Sad news.

May he rest in peace.


Sugar Shane
03-12-2009, 10:40 AM
RIP. He is definitely one of the sport's fixtures. He did alot to help fighters in my opinion. He will definitely be missed.

03-12-2009, 01:18 PM
Thoughts and prayers in this tragedy. RIP.

03-16-2009, 01:38 AM
:cry: This is what Jens Pulver has to say

Charles aka Mask I will never forget you. He was one of the most positive guys I have ever had the pleasure of meeting in this sport. He was always the Cup is half full when ever we would talk. He had big ideas and big dreams about Tapout and about this sport. I am glad to see he got to experience both. If you ever needed to see what it really looks like to see a group of guys work their butts off to make their dreams a reality, these were the guys to see. They literally took over a room when ever they were in it. Man could Mask make an entrance. I will always hear him in my head screaming "Jens Pulver!!!!!!!!" "Lil Evil!!!!!!!" in the middle of crowded casino room when we and the UFC were turning the tide and going big. Their outfits were crazy and so were we all for believing in this sport and believing it could become a way to make a living. They were a part of this sport since the days when we didn't have weight classes, barely had states to even let us compete in, and no way were we on television. You will be missed my friend and I will always respect you for making your mark on MMA just like you always wanted to do.

And this is a video blog from Jeff Curran on the matter :sad: