Terri Schiavo Dies at 41
Thursday, March 31, 2005
By Jane Roh
The 41-year-old woman died in her Pinellas Park, Fla., hospice Thursday morning, nearly 14 days after doctors removed the feeding tube that had kept her alive for 15 years.
"Terri Schiavo has passed and stepped into eternity at 9:05 a.m.," said David Gibbs, lead lawyer for Schiavo's parents, Bob and Mary Schindler.
The tug-of-war over Schiavo, a lively but shy woman before she fell into a persistent vegetative state in 1990, continued until the very end. A representative for the Schindlers accused their son-in-law, Michael Schiavo, of barring their family from the hospice room where their daughter died.
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