Greg Punchatz, the son of illustrator and cartoonist Don Ivan Punchatz, has released a statement:
I have some sad news, my dad is not going to make it. The doctors have told us there is no chance for his brain to recover at this stage, dad is gone and only his body remains.We are going to have the doctors remove the respirator on Thursday as dad would want. He never wanted to be kept alive like this so we are respecting his wishes.
(Right: illustration ©1978 Don Ivan Punchatz.)
I am proud to own a beautiful Punchatz painting, sadly I never met him even though he lived nearby.