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TapouT Co-Founder

Family Mourns Death ...

At Site of Horrific Car Crash

3/17/2013 4:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The family of TapouT co-founder Charles "Mask" Lewis -- who was killed by a drunk driver back in 2009 -- gathered at the crash site this week to mourn the 4-year anniversary of Mask's death.

Lewis' sister Carla and Ms. TapouT Jennifer Swift held a candlelight vigil at the wreckage site for close friends and family on March 11 (the day of Mask's death)... where mourners left posters, flowers, candles and signs that read "Don't drink and drive."

We're told Carla has come to the site every year -- staying from morning until night -- not only to honor her brother ... but to warn others about the dangers of drunk driving.

As TMZ previously reported ... Lewis was killed on March 11, 2009 after a drunk driver slammed into his Ferrari at breakneck speeds ... and sent the $300k car careening off an Orange County road, straight into a light pole. The other driver was later convicted of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

R.I.P Mask.


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RIP. Tapped out.

593 days ago


What the hell is TapouT???

593 days ago


it is also been long noted that mask was speeding as well.he wasnt innocent in all of this

593 days ago


also why doesnt she raise awareness about illegal street racing? because that is what he was doing at the time of the crash.

593 days ago



I didn't know he died.

593 days ago


Okay - I'll ask the question everyone is thinking? Who and what the hell are you talking about? is it another one of those LA-only things you expect everyone outside of LA to know simply because it happened in LA? Sort of like the national sports radio show (who I'll be kind enough not to name) who keeps going on about LA high school sports - because Rhode Islanders can't wait to hear all about that.....

592 days ago

get a clue    

he wasnt killed by a drunk driver. He was racing his 300 thousand dollar car and crashed it without interference from the other driver, all due to his driving skills or lack there of. So then why isnt she raising awareness to illegale street racing??? Oh thats right, drunk drivers make for a better topic plus the truth makes her brother look bad

592 days ago


He wasn't killed by a drunk driver, he was killed in a high speed street race.

592 days ago

Purple Crayon    

I knew Charles many years ago. I didn't know "Mask." The real guy was a sweetheart. However he died and whoever was to blame, it's still very sad for the people who knew and loved him.

592 days ago

F the police    

I met this guys at UFC 76. Good guy. Took pics with everybody.

592 days ago


Ms Tapout? Lol at a chick who have herself that title after a one page as the TapouT magazine Ms TapouT of the month..... How many other Ms TapouTs are there? This wanna be needs to get a life, and if anyone knows the real story of Charles MASK Lewis Jr, they know his REAL family doesn't need to sit at the crash site for pathetic publicity. Sad when people jump on someone's coat tail after they've passed!

592 days ago


He wasnt killed by a drunk driver!! He chose to illegally race and suffered the consequences. He was racing in MY neighborhood and could have easily killed an innocent person. - someone who wasn't doing something illegal - now THAT would have been a tragedy.

592 days ago


Your NEIGHBOR was also just as accountable for breaking the law.. 3 previous DUI's then hit & run??

592 days ago


He was NOT killed BY a drunk driver.
He was racing another car at over 100+ MPH (even though he had a female passenger inside) & he crashed his car.
Even if the car he was racing crashed into his car . . . that's a far cry from being killed BY a drunk driver.

592 days ago


First off for all those fan boys out there Charles was not killed from racing he was killed from a drunk driver and it was proven in court. You all want to point fingers but not do actual research. I was at the court hearing everyday for that case. Was Charles going fast, yes, but why? Well instead of me telling you why don't you actually find out for yourself and stop judging.

That is the problem with people today you rather call names and judge people without getting proper facts first.

591 days ago
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