with bipolar and schizophrenia. I just found out a couple hours ago that she died earlier this year. Only age 53. We don't even know what happened since she had no family she was in contact with. In the last three years or so she stopped responding to medications and 'turned off." Would no longer answer the phone or call back if you left messages. Then she stopped doing e-mail as well. All I do know is she wasn't taking care of herself for years because she had developed a progressively severe paranoia about MD's and medical procedures. So what happened could have been anything. Still kind of in shock hearing the news.