The activist Sam Berns passed away at age 17, saddening.
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Activist whose struggle with a disease called progeria was documented in an HBO special titled Life According to Sam. Throughout his short life, he promoted awareness of his rare disorder.
His mother and father, both pediatricians, established the Progeria Research Foundation.
How did Sam Berns die?
Progeria caused Sam Berns' death in 2014.
|Cause of death||Progeria|
|Age of death||17 years|
|Birthday||October 23, 1996|
|Death date||January 10, 2014|
|Place of death||Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States|
|Place of burial||Rock Hill Cemetery, Foxboro, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, USA|