Man dies two weeks after ‘death’
A Mississippi man who stunned coroners, family members and medical examiners by coming alive after dying has passed away.
Walter Williams died around 1 a.m. in Lexington, two weeks after shocking people when he resumed breathing and kicking while in a body bag at a funeral home where he was taken after being declared dead.
“I think he’s gone this time,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told a local television station.
Williams had been receiving hospice care at home for end-stage cardiovascular disease and other ailments before his near-death experience on February 27. The coroner mistakenly declared him dead after neither he nor nurses could find a pulse.
Hospital officials said Williams appeared to have been suffering from severe hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. That condition, combined with his medications, would have made it difficult to find a pulse and may have put him in such a deep sleep that it appeared he had died.
Williams, known by the nicknames “Snowball” or “Snow,” because he was born during a Mississippi blizzard, told his family to let him go when the time came.
He was 78 years old.
Rest in peace Mr. Williams.
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