He died of thirst while he was in a hospital. And this wasn't some heathen land of benighted clime - it was a teaching hospital in London. But I'm sure it will be totally different over here. Totally.
A man of 22 died in agony of dehydration after three days in a leading teaching hospital.
Kane Gorny was so desperate for a drink that he rang police to beg for their help.
They arrived on the ward only to be told by doctors that everything was under control.
The next day his mother Rita Cronin found him delirious and he died within hours.
Hat tip: Don Surber.
And yes I know that I promised to lighten up for a couple days. Gah.