We've discussed his temperamental nature on this board so it's not surprising. My uncle was told he had an aneurysm and needed surgery but wanted to wait until after the holidays to avoid ruining the holidays (in fairness, it was going to be risky brain surgery). He collapsed and died while Christmas shopping. I hope for the best for Cronin.
It killed my 6 year old nephew in the 70's. Parents took him to the ER they examined him ,no diagnosis,sent him home where he died inhis sleep. His 9 year old sister went to wake him for breakfast. So sad.