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Futurist dies at 69 — but hoped to make a comeback

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NEW YORK (AP) — A futurist who changed his given name to FM-2030, lectured about people made wholly from synthetic parts and arranged to have his body frozen with the hope of being revived in the future, has died at age 69.

His body was flown to Arizona for storage in a vat of liquid nitrogen. It will be thawed, according to FM-2030's plan, when doctors have a cure for pancreatic cancer, which was the cause of his death Saturday.

FM-2030, a teacher, author and corporate consultant who lived in Miami, was launched — his word for born — in 1930. He legally changed his name from F.M. Esfandiary in the mid-1970s.