Augusto Odone dead in New York at 80
Economist inspired film 'Lorenzo's Oil' about son25 October, 17:20
Doctors had predicted he would die in childhood, but Augusto Odone and his wife Michaela sought treatments, including devising a concoction derived from cooking oil that appeared to delay Lorenzo's symptoms for years.
Christina Odone announced her father's death, saying he died on Thursday after suffering organ failure triggered by a lung infection. Augusto Odone taught himself enough science to formulate the concoction derived from natural cooking oils for Lorenzo.