Rev. Sam Dixon

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: longtime executive director and president of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) humanitarian relief agency who had been reportedly hospitalized in critical condition for less than a week from severe leg injuries suffered in the January 12 Haiti earthquake that killed approximately 316,000 people and injured over 250,000 others while he was attending a dinner meeting with representatives of other organizations as part of a group of mission and relief specialists making plans to improve medical services in Haiti when the 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck the Caribbean island.

 

 

Cause of Death: Injuries sustained in an earthquake

 

Born: June 27, 1949

 

Died: January 16, 2010

 

Location: Port-au-Prince, Haiti