On January 21, 2006, Jackson was pronounced dead at Cleveland Clinic. Maria and I were at his bedside in intensive care when he died.
Jackson had struggled the last few days of his life and a heroic procedeure was attempted by the interventional cardiologist to bypass his sick mitral valve. His heart just didn't respond to this intervention.
Jackson touched a lot of people's lives at Cleveland Clinic. Many nurses came to visit him when he would move from one floor to another.
Jackson's past and present illnesses and death were all preventable. We all needed to try harder for Jackson.