Summary: pioneering heart transplant patient who was the male half of the first married couple to have heart transplants when he received his first new heart in 1997 and his wife Sandra got hers in 2003, both performed by the same surgeon at the same hospital, who underwent a second heart transplant because of congestive heart failure in late 2007 but never regained his health.
Cause of Death: After a series of infections
Born: February 12, 1950
Died: May 2, 2009
Location: Fountain Valley, California