Media Release - 6/07/09
The family of the Christchurch man who died last Thursday from suspected swine flu has asked the Canterbury District Health Board to release the following statement.
“We are deeply saddened by the death of our son and father who had been unwell for some time with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease before he died with the flu. He was 42 years old and died at home. We are a very private family and do not wish any further details to be released about him. We have specifically asked that the media do not intrude on our grief and we ask that this be respected.”