Summary: heart transplant recipient who made national headlines in 1995 when he was on the verge of congestive heart failure but received a call that a donor heart was available in South Carolina, in which the heart was from 33-year-old Terry Cottle who had committed suicide by shooting himself, who began writing letters to the donor's family to thank them but later met and married his donor's widow Cheryl Cottle (now 39).
Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound
Born: circa 1938
Died: April 8, 2008
Location: Vidalia, Georgia