Death of Augusto Odone

March 6, 1933 - October 24, 2013
Italy | Age 80

Man who invented Lorenzo's Oil to save son dies
Augusto  Odone Obituary Photo

Tools to share this Obituary

FRANCES D'EMILIO, The Associated Press

ROME (AP) — Augusto Odone, a former World Bank economist, defied skeptical scientists to invent a treatment to try to save the life of his little boy, wasting away from a neurological disease, and to give hope to other children afflicted with the same genetic defect.

Odone, 80, died on Thursday in his native Italy, five years after the death of his son Lorenzo, who astonished doctors by surviving decades longer than they predicted.


Read Complete Obituary

View Charity

Record an Audio Memory — Use Your Phone — Free

Most Recent Condolences

Track Celebrity Deaths

Receive email notification about people of national interest.