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.
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