Laura Schmidt Pizzarello
Summary: thanatologist and medical writer who specialized in end-of-life issues, who herself was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2003 and whose appearance on ABC's Nightline TV show in December 2003 with the story of how she was dealing with her own terminal illness was one of the Nightline's highest rated shows.
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer
Born: July 7, 1952
Died: February 25, 2004
Location: Germantown, Pennsylvania