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William Lawlis Pace Dead: Record-Holder For Living Longest With Bullet In Head Dies At 103

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William Lawlis Pace, who was shot in the head by his brother accidentally in October 1917 and never had the bullet removed, has died at the age of 103.
William Lawlis Pace, who was shot in the head by his brother accidentally in October 1917 and never had the bullet removed, has died at the age of 103.

TURLOCK, Calif. -- The man who holds the Guinness World Record for living the longest with a bullet in his head has died in Central California at age 103.

Pace learned in 2006 that he had been crowned the world record-holder in the category of unwanted cranial ammunition acquisition.

His son told a newspaper during a birthday party for his father last year that doctors in Pace's native Texas left the bullet in place because they worried that surgery might cause brain damage.

The injury damaged one of his eyes and facial nerves but didn't prevent Pace from working as a cemetery custodian.

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