NASHVILLE, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Serial fast-food restaurant hold-up killer Paul Dennis Reid died in a Nashville hospital Friday afternoon, corrections officials said.
Reid, 55, who had been on Tennessee's death row since 1999 for killing seven people in three holdups in 1997, died a 5:55 p.m. local time at Nashville General Hospital, The (Nashville) Tennessean reported. The state Corrections Department confirmed Reid's death but not the cause, the newspaper said.
The Tennessean said Reid was rumored to have been in ill health at the hospital for the past several days.
Several months ago, the state Supreme Court ruled appeals of Reid's conviction and death sentence could not be filed against his wishes.
Reid had been on death row since 1999 for killing Sarah Jackson, 16, and Steve Hampton, 25, two workers at the Donelson Captain D's, on Feb. 16, 1997; Andrea Brown, 17, Ronald Santiago, 27, and Robert Sewell Jr., 23, at a McDonald's in Hermitage on March 23, 1997; and Angela Holmes, 21, and Michelle Mace, 16, at a Baskin-Robbins in Clarksville on April 23, 1997.