Dalton Prager


Age: 25

Missouri lung transplant recipient and the husband of the real-life couple in the movie The Fault in Our Stars whose wish to see his wife one last time before she died from cystic fibrosis ended with his own death from the same disease when he and his 26-year-old wife Katie Prager were married in 2011 despite their struggles with the life-threatening genetic disease that clogs the lungs with mucus and forces patients to struggle to breathe (the median survival age is about 40), who moved back to suburban St. Louis after a lung transplant in 2014 so his parents could care for him (his wife Katie received a lung transplant in 2015 but has since developed lymphoma and kidney failure while she remains in hospice care in Flemingsburg, Kentucky), and who had hoped to get well enough to visit his wife again after the couple were last together for their fifth wedding anniversary in July 2016.

Cause of Death: Complications from cystic fibrosis

Born: June 28, 1991

Died: September 17, 2016

St. Louis, Missouri