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Karen Ann Quinlan
Birth: Mar. 29, 1954
Death: Jun. 11, 1985

Karen Ann Quinlan fell into a coma in April 1975, allegedly after mixing drugs and alcohol at a party. After she had been on a respirator and a feeding tube for about a year, her family asked hospital authorities to remove her from life support; the hospital refused. Her case was one of the first to call attention to the "right to die" debate nationally. The Quinlans were finally granted permission from the New Jersey Supreme Court to remove Karen from life support in 1976; amazingly, she lived on in a coma for another 8+ years until she died of pneumonia in 1985. (bio by: Joel Manuel) 
 
Burial:
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
East Hanover
Morris County
New Jersey, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Joel Manuel
Record added: Jun 11, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6497327
Karen Ann Quinlan
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Karen Ann Quinlan
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Karen Ann Quinlan
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Karen. We never knew each other but we were born about the same time in Pennsylvania, graduated from high school the same year, and were the same age when you left us.I'm 60 now and you're forever 22, and still in the beautiful flower of youth. Lots ...(Read more)
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 20, 2014
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