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Titleholder of longest with bullet in head dies

Man who had record for surviving longest with bullet in head dies at 103 _ 94 years after shot By The Associated Press

TURLOCK, Calif. (AP) ' The man who holds the Guinness World Record for living the longest with a bullet in his head has died in Central California at age 103.

The Modesto Bee reports (http://bit.ly/JHXmXv ) that William Lawlis Pace died in his sleep at a Turlock nursing home on Monday ' 94 years and six months after his older brother accidentally shot him with their father's .22 caliber rifle in 1917.

Pace learned he had been the crowned the world record-holder in the category of unwanted cranial ammunition acquisition in 2006.



His son told a newspaper during a birthday party for his father last year that doctors in Pace's native Texas left the bullet in place because they worried that surgery might cause brain damage.

The injury damaged one of his eyes and facial nerves, but did not prevent Pace from working as a cemetery custodian.

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Information from: The Modesto Bee, http://www.modbee.com


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