Wife killer John Chardon dies in jail
Wife killer John Chardon has died in prison.
Chardon, who was last year convicted of the manslaughter of his wife Novy, died at Wolston jail on Wednesday night.
It's understood Chardon was taken to a medical section of the jail and that paramedics worked on him for 30 minutes.
The Courier-Mail has been told Chardon died of a heart attack.
Novy Chardon vanished from the Gold Coast in 2013 amid a divorce dispute with her husband.
Her body has never been found.
Chardon was sentenced to 15 years' jail.
Queensland Corrective Services issued a statement to The Courier-Mail after being contacted on Wednesday night about Chardon's death.
"Queensland Corrective Services can confirm that a 73-year-old prisoner has died after suffering what appears to be a medical incident at Wolston Correctional Centre," a spokeswoman said.
"The man attended the medical centre at the prison suffering shortness of breath before rapidly declining.
"QAS attended, but attempts by health staff, officers and paramedics to resuscitate the man were unsuccessful.
"Support is being offered to the responding officers."
The Corrective Services Investigation Unit of the Queensland Police Service have been notified.
Originally published as Wife killer John Chardon dies in jail