Lorenzo Odone, Subject of Lorenzo's Oil

The man whose parents' battle to save him from a nerve disease was depicted in the movie 'Lorenzo's Oil' died Friday at his home in Virginia, having lived more than 20 years longer than doctors had predicted. Lorenzo Odone, who doctors had predicted would die in childhood, died one day after his 30th birthday, said his father, Augusto Odone. Lorenzo Odone had come down with aspiration pneumonia recently after getting food stuck in his lungs, his father said. He began bleeding heavily, and before an ambulance reached their home his son was dead, Odone said. 'He could not see or communicate, but he was still with us,' Odone said Friday. 'He did not suffer. That's the important thing.'" [AP]