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Chicago Man Dead after Trying to Remove His Pacemaker

CHICAGO — A 47-year-old man living in a group home in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood died Monday night after he tried to remove his heart pacemaker from his chest, officials said.

The man, who lived in the 4700 block of North Winthrop Avenue, was pronounced dead at 11:33 p.m. at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

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