James Robert Benson Cruise Ship Passenger Death Navigator of the Seas

James Robert Benson, Cruise Ship Passenger Death, Died Aboard Cruise Ship Docked in Ft. Lauderdal, Florida April 10, 2016, Time of Death Unknown

Time of Cruise Ship DeathJames Robert Benson

James Robert Benson, 68, from Bloomington, Illinois died on Sunday, April 10, 2016, aboard a cruise ship docked at Fort Lauderdale, Florida from natural causes as an eventual result of childhood polio.

Four cruise ships were docked at Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 10, 2016, Navigator of the Seas, Nieuw Amsterdam, Allure of the Seas, Celebrity Silhouette and Regal Princess.

Benson was a certified lifeguard and licensed private pilot. He completed his law degree at the University of Illinois and went onto become Ford County state attorney for 11 years and later as an appellate attorney on the Illinois Appellate Prosecutor’s staff.