Matt Lenzi Olympic Diver ..dead at 43..inspired by Greg Louganis

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    Apr 10, 2012 10:51 AM GMT
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/mark-lenzi-dead


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    Apr 10, 2012 10:58 AM GMT
    Thomas Kinkade, Mike Wallace, and now Matt Lenzi. They always say dispair comes in threes.
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    Apr 10, 2012 12:22 PM GMT
    TheSoccerOne saidThomas Kinkade, Mike Wallace, and now Matt Lenzi. They always say dispair comes in threes.


    Mike Wallace was 93....not the same.
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    Apr 10, 2012 3:41 PM GMT
    At 43?

    What happen to him? You don't just die at 43 of 'natural causes'?
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    Apr 10, 2012 5:22 PM GMT
    Rare to hear of a diver or swimmer dying young. Some of the other Olympic sports have been tied to doping, steroids, painkillers...and I saw a recent pic when I was searching for the diving shot and he still looked VERY FINE

    Latest news was that he had been hospitalized the last few weeks for fainting spells caused by low blood pressure

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    Apr 10, 2012 5:31 PM GMT
    TheSoccerOne saidThomas Kinkade, Mike Wallace, and now Matt Lenzi. They always say dispair comes in threes.


    please don't insult wallace and lenzi by putting kinkade in same cateogry as them.
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    Apr 10, 2012 5:51 PM GMT
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    Lenzi and his wife from about a year ago.

    Only 43..........too soon. Hard to understand why they couldn't save him - since he was IN the hospital at the time of death. If his heart was malfunctioning, was he not a candidate for some treatment (possible bi-pass) or a number of other options?
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    Apr 10, 2012 5:53 PM GMT
    calibro said
    TheSoccerOne saidThomas Kinkade, Mike Wallace, and now Matt Lenzi. They always say dispair comes in threes.


    please don't insult wallace and lenzi by putting kinkade in same cateogry as them.


    ya, can u believe kinkade made $100 million a year on that crap? his "art" is in 10 million homes, and van gogh died penniless.

    makes it hard to believe there is a higher power sometimes.
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidarticle-2127646-128975B6000005DC-768_634
    Lenzi and his wife from about a year ago.

    Only 43..........too soon. Hard to understand why they couldn't save him - since he was IN the hospital at the time of death. If his heart was malfunctioning, was he not a candidate for some treatment (possible bi-pass) or a number of other options?


    All they say is that he was fainting becuase of low blood pressure. Low blood pressure (to an extent) sounds like a good problem.
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    Apr 10, 2012 6:23 PM GMT
    Very sad at such a young age. One report states that he was taking meds for a heart ailment.

    And his name is MARK.
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    calibro said
    TheSoccerOne saidThomas Kinkade, Mike Wallace, and now Matt Lenzi. They always say dispair comes in threes.


    please don't insult wallace and lenzi by putting kinkade in same cateogry as them.


    I never said I liked him. I really don't. But In general, a lot of people loved his work.
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    I know I sound like a self-hater, but for an Olympic class athlete to die at 41, does anyone else wonder if had AIDS?
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH said
    TheSoccerOne said
    calibro said
    TheSoccerOne saidThomas Kinkade, Mike Wallace, and now Matt Lenzi. They always say dispair comes in threes.

    please don't insult wallace and lenzi by putting kinkade in same cateogry as them.

    I never said I liked him. I really don't. But In general, a lot of people loved his work.

    Lots of people like Dutch villages painted on black velvet with blinking Christmas lights behind the cut-out windows of the houses. and the windmill as a papier-maché appliqué with motorized revolving arms.






    Okay, I used to own that one. Don't judge.


    was that when you dated that woman?
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidI know I sound like a self-hater, but for an Olympic class athlete to die at 41, does anyone else wonder if had AIDS?


    What kind of question is that? Just because he's a male diver you first assume he had AIDS?? I guess you probably first assumed he was gay. FYI, he had a wife. Did you assume that FloJo died of AIDS?
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    Apr 10, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    its sad, but we often remember athletes during their prime - when they are on tv at the olympics etc. that was almost 20yrs ago and recent pics suggest that he was overweight and had fainting spells due to low blood pressure. this could indicate anything: fatty liver, diabetes, stroke, heart attack, kidneys.

    the fact is that it doesn't really matter now how he died... its what his legacy is. he's gone, but he leaves behind great sporting accomplishments, a lovely family, and a ton of inspiration for many.
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    Apr 10, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    swimguychicago saidI know I sound like a self-hater, but for an Olympic class athlete to die at 41, does anyone else wonder if had AIDS?


    No