Former Navy Seal Richard John "Mack" Machowicz died yesterday of brain cancer. He had just entered his 50's."Mack" was a staple host and fan favorite on the Deadliest Warrior and also Future Weapons shows, published a bestselling book called Unleash the Warrior Within, and offered his expertise as a ten-year veteran of the US Navy Seals for several other projects. His company, Not Dead Can't Quit, was designed to help people set and achieve their goals in fitness, entrepreneurship, and all other areas of life. The company mission is, "To Touch, Move, and Inspire You to Live a Phenomenal Life."Mack's good friend Craig “Sawman” Sawyer broke the news on Facebook about his death, writing:
"I'm saddened to share that we lost friend and teammate, Richard Machowicz, to his brave fight with cancer.His private messages and phone conversations have remained strong and inspiring throughout. An amazing man in so many ways... His strength of character and integrity were outstanding.May God rest "Mack" in his loving embrace and comfort his family through this difficult time.See you on the other side, brother. Honored to have known you. "
Mack had been fighting stage four brain cancer after he received the initial diagnosis in October of 2015. He had been moved into hospice care shortly before a facebook post on December 29th.
Richard "Mack" Machowicz has passed away due to cancer. As Don Shipley said "Macks the kind of guy who deserves two lifetimes" Rest In Peace pic.twitter.com/HSqvAasYVK
— Navy SEAL Frog Men (@NavySEALfrogmen) January 3, 2017
"A Man Can Be Beaten In Two Ways, If He Gives Up Or He Dies," Machowicz once said. Mack's legacy will always be that he never chose the former. Rest in Peace, Mack. Thank you.Many people know and love Mack for his expertise and incredible contribution to the shows that he worked on. What was your favorite that he was featured in? Let us know!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSO2_k8z8mc