Ronald Griffin forever tied to Jason Ray

Updated: May 25, 2011, 8:23 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

Ronald Griffin, the New Jersey man whose life was saved four years ago when he received the heart of former University of North Carolina mascot Jason Ray, died this week. He was 62.

Ronald's wife Stephanie said she was driving home from their granddaughter's graduation in North Carolina on Wednesday when she grew concerned that her husband had failed to show up for his dialysis appointment back in New Jersey. Stephanie hadn't spoken to Ronald since Monday morning. Police were summoned ...

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