David Bennett: Pig heart receiver dies after 2 months

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Surgeon Bartley P Griffith (L) posing for a photo with David Bennett (Photo: BBC)

The world’s first person to receive a heart transplant from a genetically altered pig has died.

Following surgery in the United States, David Bennett, who had a fatal heart illness, lived for two months.

Bennett’s condition began to deteriorate some days ago, according to his doctors in Baltimore, and the 57-year-old breathed his last on March 8.