A man who regained consciousness in 2003 after spending 19 years in a coma has passed away.
Terry Wallis died last week at 57, according to an obituary published by Roller Funeral Homes, USA Today and NBC News reported.
According to a 2003 Associated Press article, the Arkansas native and a friend were in a car accident in July 1984 when their vehicle left the road and plunged into a creek.
When they were found the next day underneath a bridge, his friend had died, and Wallis was comatose.
According to the obituary, Wallis' daughter was born six weeks before the accident.
Wallis remained in a coma until June 12, 2003, when he regained consciousness and became known worldwide as "The Man Who Slept for 19 Years," the news outlets reported.