RIP, Dr. Heimlich...but something is bugging me
December 17, 2016 4:05 PM   Subscribe

We all know that the great Dr. Henry Heimlich, inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, passed away today at the age of 96. I'd like to phrase this as respectfully as possible, but I could've sworn that I heard of his passing (or at least having some kind of health problem) about 1-2 weeks ago. But it seems like he passed away suddenly from a heart attack in his home. I know that this sounds like some outlandish "Mandela Effect", but what other news could I be confusing this with? (No, not John Glenn's passing.)
posted by Seeking Direction to Grab Bag (3 answers total)
He was in the news not too long ago. He was at dinner in the facility he lived in and used the Heimlich to save another resident's life.
posted by Jazz Hands at 4:09 PM on December 17, 2016 [14 favorites]

bbc report (may 27).

(surprisingly long ago, but i had the same deja vu on reading your question)
posted by andrewcooke at 4:12 PM on December 17, 2016 [1 favorite]

That's it! Someone mentioned Dr. Heimlich using his maneuver on an elderly woman to me a week or two ago, even though it actually happened this past May. For some reason, I confused it for the other way around (someone else using it on Dr. Heimlich)!
posted by Seeking Direction at 4:13 PM on December 17, 2016 [2 favorites]

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