7 Famous People Who Lost Their Battle With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a chronic lung disease where the tissue in the lungs becomes scarred and stiffens over time. Like all diseases, PF does not discriminate and there have been many celebrities who have suffered from the condition. Sadly, some have lost their lives to the disease.

According to Wikipedia, here are seven famous people who lost their fight with pulmonary fibrosis.

Sheila Matthews Allen
Sheila Matthews Allen was a Hollywood actress famous for roles in the films Poseidon Adventure and Towering Inferno and TV shows like Lost in Space and The Waltons. Allen passed away in November 2013 after a prolonged battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was 84 years old.

MORE: Eight tips for protecting your lungs from unhealthy air.

4 comments

  1. Bob Bradley says:

    Here’s another celeb-victim, Robert Goulet. On September 30, 2007 he was hospitalized & diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. Goulet died on October 30, 2007 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, while awaiting a transplant.

  2. Please remove me from this I can’t take anymore my father mother brother , brother , sister , friend suffered so bad with this, and now look at all of the famous people that died with this don’t you feel lucky. I ha e ipf and I know I’m going to die from this but until then there are medications , diet ,exercise that help some people but that would be positive . No more doom and gloom for me ,please remove me I have tried twice before.

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  3. Alene Tudor says:

    People who are important to us have this terrible disease. Dear Jesus, touch them and please help the medical people find a cure. Amen.

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