Friday, January 11, 2008

Christopher Bowman Dead At 40

It's tragic watching great talent be destroyed by drugs and alcohol.

In the late 1908's and early 1990's, Christopher Bowman was the one to beat on the international men's figure skating circuit. I was a huge fan. But then the rumors started about his off-ice behavior.

My husband concluded that Will Ferrell's character in "Blades of Glory" was loosely based on Bowman's antics. It was a life filled with prostitutes, drug deals and seedy motels. He drew his last breath in one of those seedy motels on Thursday.

Here is Bowman competing in the 1991 US National Championships.

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