Gerry Gil died July 26, 1995 after entering to the hospital earlier that day.  He had had "walking pneumonia" and hadn't heeded the tell-tale symptoms for a couple weeks before that, preferring to keep downing analgesics during his busy schedule. The complications from the broken collar bone he sustained (when the taxi he was riding overturned a few weeks earlier) may have masked the problem. The x-ray plate of that accident had been misplaced and when read much later showed advanced bi-basal pneumonia.

        Here are selected news briefs and editorials soon after that date.