Augusto Odone

 

 

Age: 80

 

Summary: onetime World Bank economist and medical pioneer who had invented Lorenzo's Oil as a treatment to try to save the life of his son by wasting away from a neurological disease and to give hope to other children afflicted with the same genetic defect, in which Lorenzo's Oil was derived from natural cooking oils and also became the title of a 1992 movie depicting the efforts by Odone and his late wife Michaela to find a cure.

 

 

Cause of Death: Natural causes

 

Born: March 6, 1933

 

Died: October 24, 2013

 

Location: Acqui Terme, Italy