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US man in body bag wakes up after 2 weeks

14 March 2014, 06:50

Lexington - A coroner says a 78-year-old US man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased.

Coroner Dexter Howard says Walter Williams died at his home in Mississippi early on Thursday. The cause was not released.

Williams' story went viral after he was pronounced dead on 26 February. At Porter and Sons Funeral Home, workers were getting ready to embalm him when Williams started to move.

Williams was rushed to a hospital and he was released a few days later. Doctors say a mix of medicines may have caused his vital signs to appear unresponsive.

Family members also said Williams' pacemaker may have stopped working and started again.

- AP

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