Died Twice

July 1974: Venezuelan fisherman Ramon Rivera Rodriguez woke up, looked around himself, realized he was in a coffin at his own funeral, and promptly had a heart attack and died. His relatives subsequently demanded action against the doctor who had incorrectly pronounced him dead the first time.

I can't find any more info and the life and double death of Ramon Rodriguez, beyond the wire story that ran in papers in July 1974. The same story, containing identical details, also ran in Spanish-language papers.

South China Morning Post - July 29, 1974

Posted By: Alex - Tue Feb 16, 2016
Category: Death, 1970s





Comments
I agree, sue the quack! If Ramon had been Irish or even Porto Rican he'd've never had the heart attack.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 02/16/16 at 10:10 AM
Reminds me of a Bill Cosby monologue:

Doctor: Scalpel. Sponge. Oops.

Patient: What do you mean "oops"! I know what I do when I say oops!

Doctor: Nurse, apply more anesthetic.
Posted by KDP in Madill, OK on 02/16/16 at 11:15 AM
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