The Death of Lucille Ball
On April 18, 1989, American icon Lucille Ball was rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pains. Doctors diagnosed a dissecting aortic aneurysm and Lucille underwent an emergency aortic transplant. Eight days later, her aorta ruptured again and Lucille could not be saved. She was 77 years old. Learn how aortic dissection can happen suddenly and cause death in a matter of minutes.