James Earl Ray was the man who assassination Martin Luther King, Jr. In order to avoid a death sentence, Ray entered a guilty plea and was given 99 years in prison. Ray died on April 23, 1998 due to complications with kidney disease and liver failure caused by hepatitis C. It is believed that he contracted hepatitis C as a result of a blood transfusion after being stabbed while in prison.
James Earl Ray was an American criminal convicted of the assassination of civil rights and anti-war activist Martin Luther King, Jr. Ray was convicted on March 10, 1969, after entering a guilty plea to forgo a jury trial. Had he been found guilty by jury trial, he would have been eligible for the ...more
Age: Died at 70 (1928-1998)
Birthplace: Alton, Illinois, United States of Americasee more on James Earl Ray
Nimrod Ping was a British politician and architect. He contracted Hepatitis C in the late 1990s and often advocated for better treatment of the disease. He died due liver failure caused by complications with hepatitis C in 2006.
Nimrod Ping was a British architect, politician and gay activist in Brighton, Sussex, England. ...more
Age: Died at 59 (1947-2006)
Profession: Politiciansee more on Nimrod Ping
Chet Helms was the music promoter who founded and managed Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company. Helms contracted hepatitis C in the early-2000s. After suffering a small stroke, he died on June 25, 2005.
Chester Leo "Chet" Helms, often called the father of San Francisco's 1967 "Summer of Love", was a music promoter and a cultural figure in San Francisco during its hippie period in the late Sixties. Helms was the founder and manager of Big Brother and the Holding Company and recruited Janis Joplin as ...more
Age: Died at 63 (1942-2005)
Birthplace: Santa Maria, California, United States of America
Profession: Promotersee more on Chet Helms
Melvin Schwartz was an American physicist who won the Nobel Prize in 1998. Along with his colleagues Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger, Schwartz developed the the neutrino beam method. He died as a result of Parkinson's disease complicated by hepatitis C on August 28, 2006.
Melvin Schwartz was an American physicist. He shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Jack Steinberger for their development of the neutrino beam method and their demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino. ...more
Age: Died at 74 (1932-2006)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America
Profession: Physicistsee more on Melvin Schwartz
Elizabeth Young was a literary critic who enjoyed cult writers and subversive content. She began writing about her struggles with hepatitis C in the late-1990s. Young died due to complications with the disease on March 18, 2001.
Elizabeth Jesse Young was a London-based literary critic and author, who wrote principally on cult writers for a range of British newspapers and magazines. In particular she championed transgressive fiction, for which she received some criticism in the press, not least for her defence of A. M. ...more
Age: Died at 51 (1950-2001)
Birthplace: Lagos, Nigeria
Profession: Literary critic, Journalist, Authorsee more on Elizabeth Young
Francisco Varela was the Chilean biologist who co-founded the Mind and Life Institute. He suffered from hepatitis C and received a liver transplant in 1998. He died as a result of hepatitis C on May 28, 2001.
Francisco Javier Varela García was a Chilean biologist, philosopher, and neuroscientist who, together with his teacher Humberto Maturana, is best known for introducing the concept of autopoiesis to biology, and for co-founding the Mind and Life Institute to promote dialog between science and ...more
Age: Died at 55 (1946-2001)
Birthplace: Santiago, Chile
Profession: Biologist, Neuroscientist, Writer, Philosophersee more on Francisco Varela
Jeannine Parvati Baker
Jeannine Parvati Baker was a published author and yoga instructor. She was also a newborn rights activist and a champion of home births. After suffering from hepatitis C for two years, Baker died on December 1, 2005.
Jeannine Parvati was a bicultural child of a Jewish mother and Native American reservation-raised father. An advanced yoga teacher, midwife, herbalist, published author, poet and mother of six children, she was also an international activist on the matters of homebirth, lotus birth/navel integrity, ...more
Age: Died at 56 (1949-2005)see more on Jeannine Parvati Baker