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