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Lorenzo Odone

Born: 1978-05-29 - Died: 2008-05-30
Cause of Death:
Aspiration Pneumonia


Death Summary: Lorenzo Odone suddenly came down with aspiration pneumonia after food became lodged in his lungs. He began breathing heavily, and before the ambulance arrived, he was dead.

Lorenzo died just one day after his 30th birthday at his home in Fairfax, Virginia. His father Augusto and lifelong friend Omouri Hassane were by his side.

Even though he died at the young age of 30, he far surpassed the doctors initial assessment by 20 years.

Who was Lorenzo Odone : Lorenzo was known for being a patient with Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), as a result of the 1992 film Lorenzo's Oil, which starred Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon.

The film depicted how Lorenzo's father invented Lorenzo's Oil, which is the first treatment to show therapeutic benefit for slowing the destruction of the myelin sheathing of nerves caused by ALD.

Below is the trailer for the movie Lorenzo's Oil.
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