Man dies after bullet in head for 94 years

April 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

TURLOCK, Calif., April 27 (UPI) -- A California man who lived for 94 years and six months with a bullet in his head has died at the age of 103.

William Lawlis Pace, who was certified as a Guinness World Record holder in 2006 when he had lived for 89 years with the bullet in his head, died Monday at the Covenant Village retirement home in Turlock, The Modesto Bee reported Friday.

Pace said in 2006 the bullet entered his skull when he was accidentally shot by his brother, Marvin, in October 1917. He said doctors decided surgery would be too risky and left the bullet in place.

Guinness said Pace, who is survived by two sons, had a final record of 94 years and six months with the bullet in his head.

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