Update on Phillip Martin

Early Wednesday evening, Newscenter 11 received word from the family of former Choctaw Indian Chief Phillip Martin that he was taken off life support Tuesday night.

According to family spokesperson Natasha Phillips, Martin, 83, suffered a massive stroke Monday while driving. Since then, he has been in critical condition at a Jackson hospital.

Phillips said doctors determined that the trauma that Martin suffered is irreversible, but he was not in pain.

Phillips said Martin's wife, Bonnie, has not left his side. The two just marked their 54th wedding anniversary. The couple's daughters, Patricia and Debbie, have also remained at the hospital.


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