Bruce E. Ivins



Age: 62


Summary: top Army microbiologist who was developing a vaccine against the deadly toxin anthrax and became a leading researcher for the past 18 years at the government's biodefense labs at Fort Detrick, Maryland before federal prosecutors investigating the 2001 anthrax attacks were planning to indict and seek the death penalty against him.



Cause of Death: Apparent suicide by massive drug overdose


Born: April 22, 1946


Died: July 29, 2008


Location: Frederick, Maryland