‘Future Weapons’ Host and Former Navy SEAL Richard ‘Mack’ Machowicz Passes Away After Cancer Battle

Richard “Mack” Machowicz was a true living example of an American hero. The former US Navy SEAL and “Future Weapons” host on Discovery Channel, died at the age of 51 after a long battle with brain cancer.

Mack spent 10 years serving as a Navy SEAL before his career in television began. Though he’s best known for “Future Weapons,” he hosted Spike TV’s “Deadliest Warrior” as well as other shows on the History and the Military Channel. Machowicz was even an accomplished martial artist and the author of a best-selling book. There was truly nothing he couldn’t do that he didn’t set his mind to.

Mack was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in 2015, according to his company NDCQ (Not Dead, Can’t Quit) Facebook page.

“His private messages and phone conversations have remained strong and inspiring throughout,” his friend, Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer, said on Facebook. “An amazing man in so many ways… His strength of character and integrity were outstanding.”

He will be greatly missed.

Here’s Mack in what’s probably one of his most memorable videos, as he tests an AA-12 Full-auto Shotgun:


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on reddit
On Key

Related Posts

Close up of a fisherman catching fish

7 Fishing Ideas and Tips For When You Don’t Have Gear

When the urge to fish strikes, will you be ready? That sounds like quite an absolute statement, of course, but it’s important to have the know-how necessary to turn an everyday item into a piece of fishing equipment if necessary. After all, fishing isn’t just a hobby but a skill that you can use as

A fly fisherman fishing in a river

Fly Fishing Creeks and Streams

The Perfect Marriage Of Fishing And Hiking Our resources of time and money are finite.  Many of us well-rounded outdoor fanatics enjoy a variety of activities so we have to pick and choose. If we were able to combine what we love, capture their benefits, and still have time for the rest of lives, many

Family Camping Fun

How to Make the Most of Your Camping Trip

Camping is one of the most rewarding activities that you can engage in. Not only can you connect with nature on a deeper level, but you can also become closer to people you are traveling with. However, having a perfect camping trip requires a lot of careful planning and commitment. In order to help you

Scroll to Top

join the Outdoors360 Federation

Subscribe now