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HOLMES COUNTY, Miss. (FOX13) -

AP UPDATE:

A coroner says a 78-year-old Mississippi man has died two weeks after he woke up in a body bag at a funeral home after being mistakenly pronounced deceased.

Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard says Walter Williams died at his home in Lexington around 1 a.m. Thursday. The cause was not released.

Williams' story went viral after he was pronounced dead on Feb. 26. At Porter and Sons Funeral Home, workers were getting ready to embalm him when Williams started to move.

Williams was rushed to a hospital and he was released a few days later. Doctors say a mix of medicines may have caused his vital signs to appear unresponsive.

Family members also said Williams' pacemaker may have stopped working and started again.

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A Mississippi man has literally come back from the dead!

Seventy-eight-year-old Walter Williams, of Holmes County, was pronounced dead by county coroner Dexter Howard Wednesday night. But two hours later, his family's phone rang with news that Williams had come back to life.

The coroner was called to Williams' home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died.

Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m.

Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.

"Put him in a plastic bag, zipped him up and took him, put him in the hearse and they left," said Eddie Hester, nephew.

"The mortician said something wasn't right. His leg started moving," said Martha Lewis, daughter.

Family members say Williams, a farmer, told them he's happy to be alive.

Now, instead of planning a funeral, the family is thanking God for more time with Williams.

The coroner described the turn of events as a miracle.


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The Associated Press in Mississippi contributed to this report.
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