Grass Valley, CA — Picture this guy, Jory James, a total smartass and know-it-all. He’s the kind of guy who’s always giving unsolicited advice at your local bar. Well, one night at Gary’s Place, he really nailed the irony.
So, Jory’s hammered, as usual, and he stands up, raises his glass, and says, “What the hell? What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, right?” Two minutes later, the dude falls from his barstool and dies from a brain aneurysm. I mean, come on, you can’t make this stuff up.
Now, get this. Everyone at the bar just stands around like nothing happened. One guy, John Wilcox, says, “It would’ve been just like Jor to do something like this.” They all think it’s just another one of Jory’s dumb pranks. It takes 15 whole minutes for his friend Tamara to finally go over, poke him with her foot, and realize that he’s actually dead. She says, “So I walked over and started kicking him a bit. When he didn’t move, I told Red to come over and look.”
That’s when Red, the local wheelchair guy, comes over and gives the official verdict, “Yep, he’s dead. That’s what I told everyone.” Red continues, “Look, that asshole was always pulling something. It looks like it caught up to him this time.”
The poor bastard was pronounced dead twice that night – once at the scene, and then again after a $60,000 helicopter ride to UC Davis Medical Center. Talk about going out with a bang.