Shortly after 6:30am Eastern Time (3:30am California time) I received a call that the patient had deanimated. I had instructed that ice be packed around the patient's head — preferably sticking the patient's head in bag filled with ice. The hospice nurse told me that this was emotionally difficult for the patient's family to deal with. I told her to pack ice around the head in the best way that she could. I asked the CI funeral director to inform his Inman funeral director to pick up the patient. The nurse and the patient's wife phone several times asking when the funeral director would arrive. It seemed more like two hours than one hour before the funeral director arrived.
The 91st patient of the Cryonics Institute (CI) is Jackson (Jack) Zinn, a 65-year-old California lawyer with a long history of cryonics membership. Jack has had cryonics arrangements with the American Cryonics Society (of which he was once President), Trans Time, Alcor and most recently CI. He even tried to start his own cryonics organization (the International Cryonics Foundation). He involved himself in a number of cryonics-related legal cases, such as the fight to establish the legal right to cryonics in California. Jack may be most recently remembered for the "High Rollers" conferences that he organized in Laughlin, Nevada in the late 1990s.
The 90th patient of the Cryonics Institute is a middle-aged management consultant who deanimated in the United Kingdom. He had worked in mechanical, electrical, architectural and nuclear applications. He is a well-built man who rarely had health problems until 2008 when he began to experience inflammatory symptoms that were later attributed to cancer. First he had hives, then difficulty breathing and finally a tumor obstruction of an artery leading to his head.