Subject of Lorenzo's Oil Dead at 30

ALD sufferer took controversial oil made by his parents
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2008 5:28 PM CDT
Nick Nolte and Susan Sarandon starred in the 1992 film, "Lorenzo's Oil."   (MovieWeb)

(Newser) – Lorenzo Odone, the ALD-plagued child whose plight inspired the film Lorenzo’s Oil, died yesterday at age 30, the AP reports. Doctors said he would die by age 8, but he lived while taking an oil developed by his parents. Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte starred in the 1992 film about his life.

“He could not see or communicate, but he was still with us,” said Augusto Odone. “He did not suffer. That’s the important thing.”