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Friday, September 12, 2003 
Here we go again? 
Well, darn. I hope this isn't the start of another celebrity death week, like we had back in June. Johnny Cash has died at 71, and John Ritter at 54. Now, Johnny Cash was not looking any too healthy, and 71 is a respectable age at which to die; but yikes, 54? Without any previous outward signs of ill-health?

It turns out that Ritter died of an aortic dissection, a nearly-always-fatal heart condition that my aunt suffered from, but survived, earlier this year. If anyone wants to read about it, here are the links:

Wednesday, May 21: "Not good." My first post after it happened, when she was still unconscious and her chances of survival seemed slim.

Friday, May 23: "Less not-good." She was beginning to recover; I also posted about how small my family is, and how much anyone's major illness affects us.

Tuesday, May 27: "Good!" She was up and about and going home; the doctors were calling her the "miracle patient." Amen to that...

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