Killed By The C.I.A. With Deli Meat

The First Essential Scary Truth

It is said any person can be killed by anyone at anytime.  After researching, writing and getting The Magic Bullet Theory onstage, I’d accept said axiom as a given. Be it your ex, the Mob, a deranged car thief whomever wants to can off anyone at anytime.  The killing maybe blatant or it may look like an accident.  The only question is motive.

Sometimes motive is obvious, sometimes it remains obscure for ages.  And then sometimes motive is thrust right in front of one’s face.

(From The Daily Mail)

A famed Hollywood publicist who claimed to be an undercover CIA operative who helped capture terrorists choked to death on a deli meat sample at an upmarket Los Angeles supermarket, according to The Wrap.


Michael Sands, who was also the brains behind Mr Blackwell’s annual Worst Dressed List, was tasting a piece of beef at Gelson’s Deli Counter in Century City when it became lodged in his throat.


The 66-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene for five minutes but was revived and taken to Cedars Sinai hospital where he was placed in an induced coma. 


Sands passed away on April 6, almost two weeks after the tragic accident on March 24.


Sands’ son Nick told The Wrap that his father suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which caused the beef sample to become stuck in his narrow passageways.


The deputy editor of Playboy Magazine, Stephen Randall, who did not know Sands, witnessed the incident and told The Wrap that he saw no signs of life in the man.


Sands, who was a former model and actor, caused a stir when he claimed to be influential in the 2003 capture of Abu Abbas, the infamous terrorist who masterminded the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985.


He also frequently boasted about his role as an undercover operative for various government agencies and handed out FBI and CIA memorabilia, including official pens and dental floss, to acquaintances, according to The Wrap.


His client list included Michael Reagan, the son of President Ronald Reagan; actress Kristy Swanson; and Britney Spears’ former husband Kevin Federline.


He also represented Beverly Hills plastic surgeons, lawyers and Hollywood private eyes.


A spokeswoman for the supermarket refused to comment on the incident out of respect for Sands’ family.


It’s one thing to cross the G, generally that leads to a nasty IRS audit nothing more.  However, it’s another thing entirely to work for the G and then cross the G by bragging about your exploits.  It appears the Agency feels stupidity is a capitol offense.

Or he really did choke on the deli meat.  Mystery or something lees…



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