Chris Dunn dies after fight over life-sustaining treatment, attorney confirms

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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LeBron James, Sarah Palin and Texas Right to Life are among those fighting to keep a former officer alive in Houston.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The attorney for Chris Dunn says the 46-year-old man has died after his fight over life-sustaining treatment with Methodist Hospital.

The hospital told Dunn's family this week that it would soon stop his life-sustaining treatment. The family refused to accept the decision.

According to Texas Right to Life, Methodist continued life-sustaining care for Chris and he died this morning around 6:30am of natural causes. His attorneys feel they still have grounds to challenge the state law that allows hospitals to discontinue life sustaining treatment at their discretion.

Dunn's mother, Evelyn Kelly, shared this statement: "Chris's family and I are grateful for all of the prayers, kind notes of encouragement, and support we have received from around the world. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to the nurses who have cared for Chris and for Methodist Hospital for continuing life-sustaining treatment of Chris until his natural death. Chris's health battle has now ended, but I intend to continue the fight against this horrible law. No family should have to fight for the Right to Life of their loved one."

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