Dr. Richard K. Root

 

 

 

Age: 68

 

Summary: prominent epidemiologist and medical educator who was most recently a professor and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington and chief of medical service at the medical school.

 

 

Cause of Death: Killed in a crocodile attack

 

Born: December 1, 1937

 

Died: March 19, 2006

 

Location: Limpopo River, Botswana