The man who died from shippy water treatment at the Mayo Clinic was a former patient, but he was also a former employee, said his family.
John G. Shockey Jr. was one of the Mayo physicians who treated Dr. Robert B. Schmeling, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer last year.
He was 59.
Shockey, whose family did not know his identity, was at Mayo Clinic for a checkup in March when he suddenly collapsed.
He died from multiple blood clots in his lungs.
His mother, Kathleen Shockey, said the reason he didn’t die from his disease was because his doctor treated his disease well.
She said her son was a man of integrity who had a great work ethic.
Shipps family said the Mayo clinic has been closed for several months and that Shipps’ death is being investigated as a homicide.
“We are very sad to hear that he has passed away.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends,” his sister, Stephanie Shipp, said in a statement.
“We ask for privacy at this time as we grieve the loss of this wonderful man.”
The Mayo Clinic confirmed Shipp’s death Thursday.
Shipp worked for the Mayo Health Systems and was the chief medical officer for the department.
He had been diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.
He was a lifelong Mayo patient, and the family of his former patient expressed shock and sadness at the news, according to a statement from the Mayo Center for Healthcare Transformation.
Shillington said Shipp would have celebrated his 50th birthday in May.
He said he had been working on a project at the center that would help former patients in need of health care, but the project was canceled when Shipp suffered the disease.
Shivani Shipp said she knew her husband had health problems, but she was never told about them by the Mayo doctors or by his former physician, Shah.
She was also shocked that Shitts death came to light after so many years.
She said she had no idea Shipp had any health problems.
Shishkopf said the hospital was working with Shipp to help him.
Shiams death comes less than a month after the Mayo family said Dr. Shailesh Sharma, who is battling prostate cancer, had tested positive for the same disease.
Shishkopolff said the new results show the former Mayo employee had high levels of prostate cancer cells in his blood.
The Mayo Medical Center confirmed Sharma’s diagnosis Thursday, saying the tests revealed the results were not a coincidence.
Sharma was found dead Wednesday in his home in a rural area in eastern Pennsylvania, according a spokesman.
Shaprof said in an interview with The Associated Press that he had no knowledge of Shishks death.
Shaylei Shipp and her son, Shawn, said they are grateful for the outpouring of support and hope the investigation will lead to justice for their loved one.
Shays family also released a statement saying the Shipp family has been trying to contact Shishkoffs family since last week.
Shoshkopffs mother, Kathy Shipp told the AP she knew Shishkos health problems well.
Shailesh had recently undergone radiation therapy for a prostate cancer that had been found in his bone marrow.
He also had an autoimmune disorder and had suffered from anxiety and depression.
Shavani Shishkels sister, Janice Shishkel, said her family was devastated.
She added that Shishkov was a great doctor and loved to share his knowledge of health issues with his patients.
Shakhova’s death comes at a time when the American Cancer Society is warning about an uptick in prostate cancer diagnoses and a spike in prostate-specific antigen tests.
Shakhova was a doctor who helped treat patients in India, Russia and the United Kingdom.
He earned a doctorate from the University of Toronto in 1992 and served in a position at the University Health Network in the U.K.
The Associated Press reported that Shakhovs family and the Mayo center have been working with the Mayo Cancer Center to ensure Shishchuk was diagnosed and treated properly.