Prominent sepsis victims

Each day more than 1,400 people die of severe sepsis.

Many of them could have won the battle against sepsis if it had been recognized early enough.

Even well-known persons may suffer from the still little-known disease, which is commonly often called blood poisoning. The following celebrities for example have died from sepsis : Pope John Paul II, Prince Rainier III. Monaco, the Hollywood actor Christopher Reeves, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke as well as the composer Gustav Mahler. Also with Ilona Christen (+58), Guillaume Depardieu, Jean Maxime Antoine (+38) and the twenty years old model Mariana Bridi, sepsis was the cause of death. Little Lily Rose Depp successfully defeated the disease several years ago.

This table shows a small selection of those who have suffered from sepsis.

The references can be found here.