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A brain-damaged man at the center of a dispute over whether his feeding tube should be removed has died, according to the Associated Press. An attorney for the wife of 55-year-old Daniel Sanger says she called him this morning to say her husband died overnight. The report says Sanger apparently died of complications from pneumonia and an infected bed sore.

A judge in Frederick, Maryland who was set to hear arguments on whether Sanger should continue getting sustenance through a feeding tube declared the case moot in a brief hearing. Sanger suffered severe brain damage after a heart attack.

Sanger's mother and brother had been seeking an injunction to keep the feeding tube in place at Frederick Memorial Hospital. It was restored last month under a temporary restraining order after Sanger's wife had it removed.

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