Summary: Florida woman who had spent the last fifteen years as a patient in a persistent vegetative state (PVS), which she had been brain damaged from cerebral hypoxia caused by cardiac arrest since February 1990, but whose feeding tube had recently been removed the third and final time causing widespread controversy.
Cause of Death: Heart failure
Born: December 3, 1963
Died: March 31, 2005
Location: Pinellas Park, Florida