12/17/2016 10:53 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Henry Heimlich, the man behind an anti-choking maneuver that’s undoubtedly saved thousands of lives has died.
According to local reports, Heimlich — inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver — passed away just after midnight Friday in a Cincinatti, OH care facility. His family released a statement saying, “Dad was a hero to many people around the world for a simple reason: He helped save untold numbers of lives through the innovation of common-sense procedures and devices.”
Dr. Heimlich was 96 … feelin’ choked up yet?