Monday, October 11, 2004

Another unfortunate baseball death to report. Former National League MVP Ken Caminiti has died of a heart attack at 41. Unfortunately the fact that he admitted after he retired to using steroids during his playing career, and his problems with cocaine abuse leads one to suspect his drug use may have caught up with him even if he was currently clean. Hopefully we won't be hearing about any other major leaguers dying so young anytime soon.

And I have just found out that Christopher Reeve has also died of a heart attack. This is less of a surprise, as severe quadrapelegics like Reeve are beset by all sorts of health problems. Interestingly the former Superman star had appeared on the TV series Smallville, which chronicles the adventures of a teenaged Clark Kent before he becomes Superman, a couple of times.

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