Gerry Gil died July 26,
1995 after entering to the hospital earlier that day. He had had
"walking pneumonia" and hadn't heeded the tell-tale symptoms for a couple
weeks before that, preferring to keep downing analgesics during his busy
schedule. The complications from the broken collar bone he sustained (when
the taxi he was riding overturned a few weeks earlier) may have masked
the problem. The x-ray plate of that accident had been misplaced and when
read much later showed advanced bi-basal pneumonia.
Here are selected news briefs
and editorials soon after that date.