Woman Dies Viewing ‘Passion of the Christ’

posted by JoelWeide on February 27, 2004 at 8:10 am

WICHITA, KS — A radio sales manager suffered an apparent heart attack during the final scene of The Passion of the Christ, during the first showing at the Wichita’s East Warren Theatre on Wednesday, February 25.

For all of us whom own theaters, I sincerely hope that this is just an isolated occurrence and not something that this film stirs “that” kind of emotion in. Reportedly the woman, 57, was described by co-workers as not suffering from any health-related problems prior to the incident.

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sdoerr on February 29, 2004 at 5:30 pm

It was reported that she had the heart attack in the scene when he was being nailed to the cross.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on October 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm

I am sure folks have died watching a movie in a theatre,but this is the first one i can remember reading about.

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