Mississippi Man Found Alive in Body Bag Dies

The Mississippi man who was found alive in a body bag late last month has died.

Walter Williams, 78, made headlines on Feb. 28 when he was found moving in a body bag moments before he was to be embalmed. The coroner had earlier pronounced him dead two days earlier when he could not find a pulse, possibly due to the man’s pacemaker.

“I think he’s gone this time,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, told a local television station according to Reuters.

According to NBC affiliate WLBT, the family was never angry about the mistake the first time.

“People ask me if we’re mad with the coroner and I said 'No, he did his job, it’s God’s work and we’re happy,'” Gracie Williams, his daughter, said.

According to his family, Williams had said he felt like he was in a deep sleep and the next thing he knew he was at the hospital.

— Alessandra Malito