Oh my god. I am so so sorry for your loss. What a horrible shock for you. My heart goes out to you. Can't imagine what it feels like to lose him in such a way. Oh, Christianne, am thinking about you today and send my condolences. I sure can understand having many many questions. There are lots of supportive, informed and experienced people on this forum regarding hep c and liver disease.
There is also a thread called "surviving the losses one day at a time" where those of us who lost our loved ones to liver disease post. Feel free to post there too.
More folks will respond to your question, "has anyone heard of this?" I just wanted to express my sympathy. Keep posting here, it really helps figure out what happened and helps with the grieving.
(Lost my husband of 16 years to Hep C/liver disease 4 1/2 months ago.)