Summary: former heavyweight boxing champion who suffered a severe brain injury in a March 9, 2001 fight that left him in a coma for nearly a week, then had a stroke during surgery and was paralyzed on his left side, who won a $1.2-million settlement in 2007 from Kentucky boxing officials over the lack of medical personnel at the fight.
Cause of Death: Complications from a brain injury
Born: October 25, 1958
Died: April 27, 2009
Location: Louisville, Kentucky