Another situation w end-of-life issues. After 43 y/o man has heart attack and is unable to communicate decisions, who should serve as his surrogate for medical decisions: ----wife, he has been estranged from for 5 years, or ----his parents. Can we discuss, even though this poor man has died? RIP Mr. Mace. From a law school professors' blog on April 2: http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/ March 6: Collapsed at home March 18: Estranged wife arrives from Colorado (separated for 5 years and in midst of divorce proceedings) March 20: Wife authorizes DNR March 22: Wife authorizes removal of CANH March 24: Williamson County, TX court grants TRO blocking wife's decisions March 27: Court grants temporary guardianship to father March 29: Hospital puts Mace on "comfort care" April 1: Mace dies at 1:00 a.m. A short article from a few days ago: http://www.keyetv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/texas-man-at-center-end-life-battle-dies-17150.shtml Running into paywall at Austin TX Statesman link. Off to find more info & links. Mod: if this belongs elsewhere (jury room?) pls move.