He died because he was a Jehovah’s Witness. That’s it! Whatever illness you have as a devout Jehovah’s witness you’re not allowed to get help; especially blood transfusions. If he needed surgery or specific medical attention, he’d put it off. So, whatever was wrong he left it in Jehovah’s hands. And he’s yet another brother done in by the white man’s religious fuckery. Rest in Power. You are a legend that will be greatly missed.