Jeff Conaway, star of 'Taxi' and 'Grease,' died on May 27, 2011 at age 60 after he was taken off life support following a battle with pneumonia and sepsis in a hospital The actor was rushed to a Los Angeles-area hospital on May 11 and was put in a medically-induced coma while doctors worked to treat his ailments.
Post-operative fever is a condition wherein there is an abnormally high temperature following a surgical procedure. Factors that may cause post-operative fever are the following: Wind (pneumonia and atelectasis), Wound (surgical incision infections), Water (urinary tract infection), Walking (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolus) and Wonder-drugs (especially anesthesia).
William Henry Harrison | 9th President of the U.S. (March - April 1841) | Birth: February 9, 1773 | Death: April 4, 1841 | Cause of Death: Sepsis, Pneumonia | Burial: William Henry Harrison Tomb State Memorial, North Bend, Ohio | Quote: "I believe that all the measures of the Government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer."
July 2nd, 1964 - Glenn "Fireball" Roberts, biggest NASCAR money winner, died at 35. Roberts was able to survive for several weeks, and it appeared he might pull through. But Roberts' health took a turn for the worse on June 30, 1964. He contracted pneumonia and sepsis and slipped into a coma by the next day. He died on July 2nd, and is buried in Daytona Memorial Park, in Daytona Beach, Florida.