6 Famous People Who Lost Their Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis

6 Famous People Who Lost Their Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic lung disease where the tissue in the lungs becomes scarred and stiffens over time. Like all diseases, PF does not discriminate and there have been many celebrities who have suffered from the condition. Sadly, some have lost their lives to the disease.

According to Wikipedia, here are six famous people who lost their fight with pulmonary fibrosis.

Sheila Matthews Allen
Sheila Matthews Allen was a Hollywood actress famous for roles in the films Poseidon Adventure and Towering Inferno and TV shows like Lost in Space and The Waltons. Allen passed away in November 2013 after a prolonged battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 84 years old.

Joanie Spina
Joanie Spina was a dancer, choreographer, and magician who became famous working with the renowned illusionist David Copperfield. As well as having pulmonary fibrosis, Spina was also treated for cancer. In 2014, she was due to have a lung and liver transplant, however she passed away before the procedure. She died in August 2014 at the age of 61.

Scott Brady
With a career spanning four decades, Scott Brady is best known as a Hollywood actor who specialized in Western films and television programs. Born in 1924 in New York, Brady moved to L.A. in 1946 to pursue his acting dream.  He was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 1981 and required oxygen therapy until he passed away in 1985 at the age of 60.

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