Irwin Rose


Age: 88

Summary: biochemist at the University of California-Irvine who shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in chemistry for discovering a way that cells destroy unwanted proteins, the basis for developing new therapies for diseases such as cervical cancer and cystic fibrosis.

Cause of Death: In his sleep

Born: July 16, 1926

Died: June 2, 2015

Deerfield, Massachusetts