Charlie Gard


Age: 11 months

British incurably ill infant who could not hear, see, or even cry but his case captured the attention of the pope and the U.S. president and raised difficult ethical issues that reverberated around the world after a court ruled that he could be moved to a hospice and that his life support could be withdrawn, who had a rare and debilitating genetic condition known as mitochrondrial DNA depletion syndrome.

Cause of Death: Complications from a mitochondrial disease

Born: August 4, 2016

Died: July 28, 2017

London, England