January 11, 2008

Skating champion Christopher Bowman found dead in an L.A. hotel.: Bowman had a history of drug problems and run-ins with the law; the authorities suspect a drug overdose.

posted by evixir to other at 08:24 AM - 4 comments

I found this an incredibly sad coda to his life, though I suppose many could have predicted this a number of years ago. He was blessed with an extraordinary natural talent on the ice and with the audience; so many people felt he would go so much further and find such greater success than what ultimately transpired.

posted by evixir at 08:33 AM on January 11, 2008

I was looking at his skating on youtube and I had forgotten how good he really was. Proof: 1990 World's - he blew a triple axel and overcame that and threw in a triple toe loop (i think) for the hell of it. He moved from 5th to win a bronze. He truly was the "Bowman the Showman."

posted by lil'red at 09:27 AM on January 11, 2008

and now he's "bowman the noman"

posted by irunfromclones at 06:27 PM on January 11, 2008

and now he's "bowman the noman Oh, geez................. Chris R.I.P.

posted by Nakeman at 06:33 PM on January 11, 2008

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