George C. Scott … Died From Aortic Aneurysm
The actor George C. Scott, celebrated for his performance in the title role of the movie "Patton" and many other roles on the screen and stage, died on September 22, 1999. One news source stated: "…George C. Scott died of a stomach hemorrhage….Scott had been warned by his doctor about the risk of rupturing a blood vessel in his stomach but delayed treatment."
Mr. Scott did not die of a bleeding stomach. He had a ruptured aortic aneurysm, according to the Associated Press who quoted Mr. Scott's "publicist and friend Jim Mahoney." Mr. Mahoney said that the actor ‘had never been treated properly' for an aneurysm that he suffered in 1996."
Common in Older Men
This type of aneurysm involves the aorta, the great artery that
carries blood from the heart to the rest of the body. The aorta
bulges at the site of the aneurysm like a weak spot on an old worn
tire. Although aortic aneurysms can develop anywhere along the length
of the aorta, the majority are located along the abdominal portion of