He didn't die from the knee surgery, per say, he died from a blot clot that formed in his leg AFTER the surgery. His blod clot traveled to his lungs, I think it's called a pulmonary thrombosis? Anyway, I knew a lady a few years ago who went in to have a routine knee scope, then died two days later. Her blot clot went to her heart and caused a massive heart attack. I had the same surgery when I was 19 and dying never even crossed my mind. Just goes to show you, there is no such thing as a "safe" or routine surgery.