Death of Tony Huesman

1957 - August 9, 2009
Dayton, Ohio

Heart transplant record holder dies of cancer
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By JAMES HANNAH, Associated Press Writer

DAYTON, Ohio — A heart transplant recipient who lived a record 31 years with a single donated organ has died at age 51 of cancer, his heart still going strong, his widow said.

Tony Huesman died Sunday night.

"He had diabetes and cancer," Carol Huesman said Monday. "His heart—believe it or not —held out. His heart never gave up until the end, when it had to give up."

Huesman (HYOOS'-mun) got a heart transplant in...

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