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Las Vegas Heart Attack Grill's best customer dies of heart attack

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:00 a.m. HST, Feb 13, 2013

LAS VEGAS » The unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died of a heart attack. 

The Las Vegas Sun reports that 52-year-old John Alleman suffered a heart attack last week while waiting at a bus stop in front of the diner. He was taken off life support Monday. 

The medically-themed restaurant is famous for its huge hamburgers, extra-fat milkshakes and fries cooked in lard. It uses the tagline, “taste worth dying for.”

Owner Jon Basso told the Sun that Alleman came to the diner every day. He became an unofficial mascot, and his caricature as “patient John” graced the front of the diners’ menus. 

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hanalei395 wrote:
He died for what he wanted ... a heart attack.
on February 12,2013 | 05:30PM
usahwn wrote:
You mean you advertise this and have takers ? Wierd.
on February 12,2013 | 06:09PM
Bdpapa wrote:
I've seen this place at the bottom of Fremont St. I couldn't believe it at first either. Must make money, kinda big place.
on February 13,2013 | 05:29AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
You can have this burger when you pry it from m y cold dead hands.
on February 13,2013 | 05:55AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Live by the burger and die by the burger. I hope I drown in beer.
on February 13,2013 | 05:59AM
false wrote:
Everyone should have the right to take responsibility for their actions. Instead of being told by the government what you can serve, this restaurant delivers the kind of food that many people want to eat. If you don't like their menu choices, no one is forcing you to eat there. That's what freedom in America is all about.
on February 13,2013 | 06:06AM
smarkhams wrote:
its not that simple. when people make terrible decisions regarding their health (ex. smoking, nutrition, obesity, alcohol, etc) everyone's medical premiums skyrocket because the insurance company has to pay for these irresponsible choices.
on February 13,2013 | 06:48AM
fstop wrote:
But look at the money saved by Social Security!
on February 13,2013 | 06:58AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Basso and Alleman are irresponsible people. One eats food on a daily basis that is bad for you and the other serves people food which kills in the long run.
on February 13,2013 | 06:25AM
mijlive wrote:
maybe if there was an "extra tax" on those burgers, prehaps, like a "soda tax" he still be alive today---lucky we live in hawaii
on February 13,2013 | 07:04AM
Upperkula wrote:
He died doing what he wanted to do.
on February 13,2013 | 07:16AM
HAJAA1 wrote:
on February 13,2013 | 07:53AM
tiki886 wrote:
If you go to their website there is a picture of the heart attack victim, John Alleman. He is a skinny guy but they do have a diet program to help you gain 350 pounds. And once you reach that target weight, you eat FREE!
on February 13,2013 | 08:42AM
sailfish1 wrote:
It wasn't the huge greasy hamburgers and French fries that killed him. It was the king-size sugary soft drinks according to Abercrombie and the Hawaii legislators.
on February 13,2013 | 09:09AM
st1d wrote:
they should mount portraits of customers who died of heart attacks. sort of like pancho barnes' bar off the old edwards air force base had for all pilots killed at the base.
on February 13,2013 | 02:44PM
zhawaii wrote:
I wonder is this man had any second thoughts while suffering his heart attack.
on February 13,2013 | 03:06PM
Bdpapa wrote:
He thought it was indigestion.
on February 13,2013 | 03:28PM
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