Dr. Robert Atkins

 

 

Age: 72

 

Summary: cardiologist who devised the controversial Atkins Diet, which recommends foods high in fat and low in carbohydrates, and whose books starting with 1972's Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution have sold more than 40 million copies.

 

 

Cause of Death: Head injuries suffered in a fall

 

Born: October 17, 1930

 

Died: April 17, 2003

 

Location: New York City, New York