Saturday, April 5, 2014
Ever since Ted Williams died in 2002, his head and his body live in separate cryogenic tanks in Arizona. Based on a recently published biography, the famous slugger may not have wanted to be frozen. He called for his lawyers several times before his death, but his son John-Henry, who was enamored with the idea of cryogenics, made sure the meeting never happened.
One lesson we can learn from this is to let somebody know your wishes right now. Advance Directives for Healthcare ask you to choose between burial and cremation. If you want something different, then let someone know and weave it into effective legal documents. Also remember to specify your wishes regarding your funeral or memorial.
See George Fox, Pink, Grey, The Queen of Hearts, and Ted Williams, Fox & Mattson, P.C., March 13, 2014.