Summary: father of "persistent vegatative state" patient and right-to-die figure Terri Schiavo whose daughter died in 2005 when her feeding tube was removed at her husband's request after years of legal wrangling between him and her parents (Schiavo's heart stopped in 1990 and later became a national symbol in a right-to-die fight for many years), who insisted she could be helped with therapy.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: October 23, 1937
Died: August 29, 2009
Location: St. Petersburg, Florida