charles lewis jr aka mask was best known for being 1 of 3 people who started a clothing line called tapout. mask was the one who wore face paint. mask has passed away. he died early wednesday morning in newport beach, ca. his ferrari modena crashed into a utility pole after spinning out of control while traveling at a high speed along side a porsche. the ferrari was damaged so bad it was described as being almost split in two. mask was pronounced dead on the scene. the driver of the porsche was arrested a few blocks from the scene and charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
tapout released this statement:
“it is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we must regretfully confirm the passing of our beloved friend, brother and co-founder charles ‘mask’ lewis following a car accident that occurred last night. we are currently in the process of setting up a memorial service in his honor and will release more details as they become available. “many thanks to all for the outpouring of blessings and well-wishes during this incredibly difficult time.”
this is very sad news…