Dr. Daniel Gunther

 

 

Age: 49

 

Summary: pediatric endocrinologist at the center of a controversial procedure who along with his colleague Dr. Douglas S. Diekema had performed hysterectomy, removed the breast tissue and started hormone treatment to permanently halt the growth of a 6-year-old disabled girl only identified as Ashley and later nicknamed "Pillow Angel" so her parents could continue to care for her at home to retain her small frame and reduce the chances of medical problems.

 

 

Cause of Death: Suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning

 

Born: February 21, 1958

 

Died: September 30, 2007

 

Location: Seattle, Washington