Alan Billis from the English town of Torquay donated his body to science. He was 61-year-old taxi driver who suffered lung cancer. After his death in 2011, he was mummified. According to the wishes of the deceased, the researchers were able to document the process of mummification, and broadcast it on television. Allan's wife commented on the situation, saying: "I am the only woman in Britain, who has the mummy of her husband."