52-year-old John Alleman suffered a heart attack on the street outside the restaurant. The unofficial spokesman of the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas has died from a heart attack he suffered last week Monday.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, John Alleman, 52, suffered a heart attack on the street outside of the restaurant last week and was taken off of life support on Monday.

The owner of the restaurant, “Doctor” Jon Basso said in an interview with the Sun that Alleman “lived ate and breathed the Heart Attack Grill” and “lived a very full life.”

Alleman, a local security guard, was a famous regular at the restaurant who ate there almost every day. He was nicknamed “Patient John” and was featured in a picture on the menu…

According to Yahoo! News, this is the second time one of the restaurant’s unofficial spokesmen has died in two years.

The restaurant is known for it’s overly-fattening menu, one that features a “quadruple bypass burger” that pushes 10,000 calories. Last year, a man suffered an apparent heart attack in the restaurant while eating the restaurant’s “triple bypass burger.”

They saying goes, “you are what you eat”. That apparently includes dumb – on the way to being dead.



  1. JS says:

    You know, I’d really like to try one of those burgers. Probably not the Quad – too much to finish in one (two? three?) meals, but just to see if they are, indeed, to die for.

  2. CPBrown says:

    I think that we should support all instances of truth in advertising, no matter the results.

  3. UncDon says:

    A full life at 52. Stuffed and engorged life at 52, more likely.

  4. Dallas says:

    Pretty gross. A healthier ‘burger’ of this size is to turn a turkey meatloaf on it’s end with bun end caps.

    • deowll says:

      The good book says all things in moderation. The problem with that burger is gluttony.

      • Ya Ya Ya says:

        What “good book”? The South Beach Diet cook book? The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy?!

        Or do you mean a certain popular FAIRY TALE like the Qur’an? (There’s good advice in there too, you know.)

        • pedro says:

          Don’t you know DUhllass is a good catholic? You have to write things he understands.

      • Dallas says:

        I agree. The turkey meatloaf burger idea has the added benefit is that multiple reheatings make it look OK. The above probably dissolves into a gross pudding

  5. orchidcup says:

    This story reminds me of James Fuller Fixx (April 23, 1932 – July 20, 1984), who was the author of the 1977 best-selling book, The Complete Book of Running.

    Best known as Jim Fixx, he is credited with helping start America’s fitness revolution, popularizing the sport of running and demonstrating the health benefits of regular jogging.

    On July 20, 1984, Jim Fixx died at age 52 of a fulminant heart attack, after his daily run on Vermont Route 15 in Hardwick.

    • deowll says:

      Yup but he also had a genetic predisposition for cardiovascular disease which is what got him interested in health issues to start with.

    • Ya Ya Ya says:

      Death is indiscriminate. When you’re number is up, YOU go DOWN for good!

      And if you’re lucky enough, you go out poetically like this guy did probably with a smile on his face.

      So enjoy life while you can – or as long as your masters will let you. Just do the rest of us a favor and try to not mess things up too much while you’re here.

    • Rick says:

      Fixx died fit and healthy, and his ticker would have blown out on him in his 30’s if not for his running fixation.

  6. Lou says:

    Good for him easing the penson burdon.

    • msbpodcast says:

      That’s pension burden. (I don’t mind if you’re mean, just learn to spell.)

      Hey, if you want to dig your teeth with your teeth that’s fine, I just don’t want to get stuck with the bills if you survive, so eat fast and have a DNR* tattoo.

      *) Do Not Resuscitate.

  7. Phydeau says:

    He did it HIIIIIIIIIS WAY……

  8. pedro says:

    I’m sure the editor that posted this story, being the svelte vegan that he is, will never die of a heart attack but rather an amoebiasis infection from his veggies.

  9. Enemy_Of_The_State says:

    Where is Her Bloomberg?

  10. MikeN says:

    Freedom. He got to live without the food nazis like Michelle Obama telling him what he can’t eat.

    • Ya Ya Ya says:

      …Or the State of New York telling him how much to drink!

    • Rick says:

      The buffet line is always free in heaven and they never run out of steamed crab legs.

  11. uteck says:

    Probably the only place that is practicing truth in advertising. You get exacly what they are offering, I wish more places were like this.

  12. jim g says:

    The very definition of “irony”

  13. Mr Diesel says:

    Nice pic but WTF is all the hamster food on it for? It needs to be more like:

    http://bbqaddicts.com/blog/recipes/bacon-explosion/

    • deowll says:

      I’m sure it’s absolutely succulent. Just pick out your casket and dig in.

  14. MartinJJ says:

    It’s the best spokesman that restaurant can have. Even after he dies he still generates free advertising. What more do they want?

  15. Supreme Ultrahuman (I see the comment system is still designed for retards.) says:

    Moderation is for monks. Vegans are idiots (they can’t even call themselves by the real word: vegetarian)

    Eat what you enjoy and eat portions worthy of an American. (A “serving” is as much as you can lift.)

    In a perfect world one of the things you would have to do to receive a ballot during an election would be to eat a bacon cheesburger.

    • Rick says:

      I went vegan for awhile, it sure was healthy, I lost 15 pounds, my armpits quit smelling, I was able to jog 2 miles a day without trouble, but man all I could think about all day was meat.

  16. sargasso_c says:

    Where’s the beetroot?

  17. That burger has WAY too much lettuce. No wonder it killed him!

  18. Admfubar says:

    In the words of Nelson from the Simpson’s

    HA! HA!

  19. Harry says:

    I have been eating salads , oatmeal and taking cholesterol meds for 2 years and I still can’t get it below 238.

  20. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    my hero

  21. Homer says:

    Mmmmmmm… can I get a bucket of french fries with gravy and a large chocolate shake with that? What do you want, Marge?

  22. Dave Koss says:

    Jon, the owner, was a client of mine in Dallas. This makes spokesman #2 that has died. He is sad, but doesn’t blame his food. He’s the most spacey/ADD man you’ll ever meet. He’s smart as hell, but too micro-managey for his own good. That’s what caused the Dallas store to close so quick.

  23. Rick Cain says:

    52, thats a hell of a good run for an obese person. People are dropping dead in their 40’s now.

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