Mississippi Man Dies Two Weeks After Coming Back to Life

| by Emily Smith

Mississippi man Walter Williams died Thursday, after being pronounced dead and coming back to life only two weeks ago.

“I think he’s gone this time,” Williams’ nephew, Eddie Hester, said.

The 78-year-old was first pronounced dead two weeks ago by Holmes County coroner Dexter Howard on February 26. After completing his paperwork, Howard placed Williams in a body bag and sent him to the funeral home. Once Williams was in the embalming room, his leg began to twitch.

“We noticed his legs beginning to move, like kicking," Howard said. "He also began to do a little breathing."

An ambulance was called and Williams was hooked up to a monitor, which registered a heartbeat. He was taken to Holmes County Hospital and Clinics and released after a few days.

Williams died officially around 4:15 a.m. on Thursday morning.

Hester noted that the past two weeks had been a miracle for him and his family, and that they had enjoyed every minute of it.

Sources: CNN, The Independent