Kenneth Koe


Age: 90

chemist and inventor of Zoloft, the antidepressant that has helped tens of millions of people since it was introduced in 1991, who spent 40 years on the staff of Pfizer and developed Zoloft (known generically as sertraline hydrochloride) with his colleague Willard Welch in one of the class of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors with compounds that emerged in the late 20th century to treat depression, anxiety, and related disorders, in which Zoloft became among the most widely prescribed drugs in the world with its follow class member Prozac after more than 100 million people have been treated with Zoloft.

Cause of Death: Natural causes

Born: April 15, 1925

Died: October 7, 2015

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts