Coma resident Cheryl Maplethorpe died suddenly on Tuesday, then came back to life, then suddenly died again. The 35-year-old receptionist was at work when co-workers said she collapsed near a copy machine. Maplethorpe was rushed to Coma General Hospital where she was pronounced dead. Moments later, as she was being wheeled into the emergency room, Maplethorpe came back to life.
“She just kind of woke up and looked around and asked if she could have some 7-Up,” EMT, Peter Buchanan, said. “We didn’t have any 7-Up. There was some Sprite in one of the vending machines but when I asked if she wanted a Sprite, she stuck out her tongue, made devil-horns with her fingers and then suddenly died again.”
Paramedics and hospital staff attempted to revive Maplethorpe but were unsuccessful.
“I don’t like to be played,” Coma physician, Dr. Jimmy, said. “You’re either alive or you’re dead. Don’t make me guess.”
Maplethorpe leaves behind her father, Darryl Maplethorpe and an impressive collection of half-empty cereal boxes. Friends said Maplethorpe enjoyed sitting, 7-Up and German romance novels.