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Daughter questions note

July 28, 2002

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— A lawyer for Ted Williams' daughter says a note the late Hall of Famer signed signaling his wishes to be cryonically preserved is suspect.

Bobby-Jo Williams Ferrell is questioning whether her father was capable of making a decision on how his body should be treated after death. Williams had been suffering from congestive heart failure.

He died July 5 at age 83.

John Heer, an attorney for Ferrell, said that Williams was in the hospital undergoing treatment for congestive heart failure in November 2000 when the document purportedly was signed.

"We don't believe Mr. Williams would have been physically capable of signing it at (that) time," Heer told The Associated Press on Saturday.

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