British Airways passenger plane./Reuters News 1
A woman in her 70s, a leading urogynecologist in the UK, died in her sleep on a British Airways flight from London to Nice, France.
According to local media such as the British Independent on the 24th (local time), Linda Cardozo (73), professor of urogynecology at King’s College Hospital in London, passed away on the British Airways flight from London to Nice on the night of the 21st. According to her family, the deceased had been experiencing health problems for the past few months and as her health improved, she traveled to Nice with her husband to celebrate her 73rd birthday for a week’s holiday. It was.
The deceased and her husband, Stuart Hutchison, were asleep together on the plane, but Professor Cardozo did not wake up when the plane landed, The Times reported. The passengers notified the flight attendant when the deceased did not wake up even after the plane landed, and the flight attendant called an emergency rescue team. It is said that the deceased did not wake up despite the efforts of emergency medical staff. It is said that most of the passengers had gotten off the plane when the deceased’s death was confirmed.
Professor Linda Cardozo. /My homepage
The bereaved family said they were “extremely grateful” to British Airways staff and airport officials and added, “This was quite a fitting ending for the deceased who was trying to live life to the full and was afraid of retirement.” A British Airways spokesperson said: “Regrettably, a customer has died on a flight from London Heathrow to Nice. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.”
The deceased served as president of the International Society of Urogynecology and the European Society of Urogynecology. He received an Order of the British Empire (OBE) for his services to urogynecology and women’s health in 2014, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Urological Society in 2018. King’s College Hospital said: “Professor Cardozo worked at this hospital for 44 years and was a true pioneer in the field of urogynecology. She was loved and respected by her patients and her colleagues. “She will be sorely missed,” she said in tribute to the deceased.
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