Shirl Jennings

 

 

Age: 63

 

Summary: Georgia man who was blind since the age of 10, but who had his sight restored in 1991 by two operations after 40 years without sight becoming only one of a handful of people blind since childhood having their sight restored, and whose story was depicted in the 1999 film At First Sight starring Val Kilmer and Mira Sorvino.

 

 

Cause of Death: Obstructive pulmonary disease

 

Born: 1940

 

Died: October 26, 2003

 

Location: Atlanta, Georgia