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Victim of 2011 Johnson County tornado passes away

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JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL-TV) -

The tornado that killed two people when it ripped through Johnson County with wind speeds of up to 122 miles per hour two years ago may have indirectly killed a third person.

Greystone Healthcare Center Administrator Len Smith confirms 30 year-old Andrew Isaacs died early this morning at the nursing home.

Isaacs suffered severe injuries after the April 2011 tornado. According to Smith, Isaacs continued to need respiratory support up until his death.

Neighbors told us the young man was paralyzed from the neck down after being trapped under debris from his family's mobile home.

The tornado not only destroyed his family's mobile home. It also killed his mother Dorothy Isaacs.

"We're in mourning," Smith said. "He was just up and watching television yesterday. When somebody comes from such a grave tragedy, there's a desire by staff to envelope him with love and support. They cared a great deal for him."

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