John Mark Donner was born on March 1, 1959 and passed away on January 19, 2009.

It appears that he suffered an adverse reaction to the nonsmoking drug Champix, also known as Chantix and Varenicline. More than 300 friends and family members came to his memorial service to express their condolences. He is survived by his wife Dory, son Taylor, daughters Ashley & Jacqueline, mother Renate, sister Susan, and brothers Harold & Roland.