My father always had a problem with his lungs. I think it was from all those years of working in the coalmines and steel mills. After he retired, he developed emphezyma. He was always a big, husky guy. So when he lost weight, it was dramatic. At home, he used a walker and was hooked up to an oxygen tank. But one day, his body just gave out. He went to the hospital and died there a couple of days later.