Wikipedia falsely listed heart attack as cause of death.
On Friday morning while visiting family in Virginia for the holiday weekend, North Carolina Senator Jim Davis was bombarded with phone calls from friends concerned about his well being. After answering a call from Macon County Commissioner Ronnie Beale, Davis learned that people in Western North Carolina thought he had died of an apparent heart attack.
“I had no idea what was going on,” Davis said Friday afternoon. “People were calling to see if I was alive, and I looked in the mirror, and sure enough, I am doing ok.”