Chris Dunn


Age: 46

patient at the center of a legal battle over whether a hospital should have continued to provide him with life-sustaining treatment who had been at Houston Methodist Hospital since October 2015 after he had been diagnosed with an end-stage liver disease, gastric obstruction, a malignant pancreatic mass, respiratory failure, and gastrointestinal bleeding, in which a hospital ethics committee had decided that life-sustaining treatment was medically inappropriate and that further efforts to sustain his life would only prolong his suffering, but who had continued to receive treatment while a judge considered who was authoritized to make end-of-life medical decisions for him.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: May 22, 1969

Died: December 23, 2015

Houston, Texas