Alan died on 13 December 2008 from Acute Type A Aortic Dissection at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford.
I will always wonder if he would have lived longer had he had his operation before his aneurysm was allowed to grow to such a dangerous size.
Alan leaves behind a young son who will always wonder why the NHS deliberately misdiagnosed his father.
What's the difference between God and a surgeon?
God doesn't think he's a surgeon.