Mask's ashes to be returned to estate


In a macabre turn of events, the sister of deceased TapouT co-founder 'Mask' has sued the remaining partners for return of her brother's remains. Carla claims she is the sole person with the legal power to control the ashes, that the men have kept a significant amount of Mask's ashes, and that they have refused to give them back to Mask's estate. She further accused them of stealing his ashes, and giving away 50 to 100 vials containing Mask's ashes at the public memorial service in 2009.

Mask was cremated at the request of his sister Carla.

Dan 'Punkass' Caldwell and SkySkrape immediately took to twitter in defense:

All you that are twittering me sayin we "stole" Charles and were "selling his ashes" need to fucking shut up! He's my best friend and if you think I would do something so stupid and low life-ish, then you don't know anything about me or dan! C'mon y'all!

Read entire twitter... (SkySkrape)

Sad shit! Relatives who hadnt talked to Charles in 10 years now comin out to get money! Not his Ashes! Anyway his ashes belong to his kids!

Read entire twitter... (PunkAss)

TMZ is now reporting that Punkass and Skyskrape are taking steps that will hopefully resolve the matter.

The two men admit they DID distribute a "very small amount" of Charles "Mask" Lewis' cremated remains to his close friends ... and they stand by their actions.

TMZ spoke to the attorney representing Punkass and SkySkrape ... who tells us the men feel there is "nothing wrong with dividing up a loved one's ashes" and giving them to loved ones ... despite the fact Mask's sister claims they had no legal right to do so.

P and S have agreed to RETURN  the remaining ashes ... but they are adamant they have done NOTHING wrong. In fact, the men say Mask was estranged from his sister when he died in 2009 and "his close circle of friends had become his family."

The men both insist the lawsuit is purely about money -- but they're happy to give the ashes back to the estate so Mask's two young children can eventually inherit their father's remains.

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Farthammer site profile image  

5/15/11 5:56 PM by Farthammer

Gannon said Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. Good enough for me; he's a police officer.

Kneeblock site profile image  

5/15/11 5:31 PM by Kneeblock

 Who cares who gets ashes.  The man is dead and he's way past giving an F.  This drama over burnt human remains is weird and petulant.  I intend to be cremated and I couldn't care less if my worst enemy took a steaming dump in the ashes.  I'm gone.

GNPfan site profile image  

5/15/11 5:02 PM by GNPfan

Can I ask why everyone is bringing up the cause of death again? I thought this thread was about... Liars and thieves.

jbapk site profile image  

5/15/11 1:21 AM by jbapk

No they aren't.Fact: Tapout guys kept ashes when they didn't have custody of them, made vials with the ashes without permission. Defamed woman who was telling the truth.Fact: Lewis was driving over a 100 mph neck and neck with another sports car doing the same.It is crazy time if you think Gannon has more credibility then anyone else here about events he has nothing to do with. At best he's on the same level, through at this point his facts are sketchy.And if you actually start modding based on who was throwing out insults and curses most of the Tapout defenders would disappear.

jjj2121 site profile image  

5/15/11 1:19 AM by jjj2121

 Me too.

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5/15/11 1:18 AM by PJ Benn Fan

First, what right did punkass and skyscrape have to decide to distribute ANY of his ashes? LOL @ "do you really think we would do any of this?" and then to say you are returning the ashes AFTER you chose to "give some vials of it away". These guys are a fucking joke! At this point I have to say the sister seems to be more credible than these 2 clowns. He did do a lot for the sport and for that, I respect him but just LOL that Mask wasnt racing! Of course the truth is none of us were there (including Gannon) so maybe one day the GF will speak up about what truly happened that night! Until then we are all entitled to our opinions about the circumstances about his death.

Soul Gravy site profile image  

5/15/11 1:04 AM by Soul Gravy

Gannon is a police officer. He is a standup guy. Mask was racing.

pharochuck site profile image  

5/15/11 1:03 AM by pharochuck

thats what a lot of other people are doing. and rather vigorously at that. cursing, insults. gannon is a pro fighter and knows personally a lot of the players and just might have more insight and information than the rest of us. factor that in with his prior posting history and it makes him credible  

caliphornia site profile image  

5/15/11 12:58 AM by caliphornia

CindyO, have you spoke to Dana at all about this whole tapout stealing ashes thing? What did he have to say about it? I would love to hear his thoughts on the matter

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5/15/11 12:54 AM by CindyO

 I would love to know Mask's girlfriends version of events that evening. Cindy