[extropy-chat] FWD: Roy Walford, M.D. (1924-2004)

Damien Broderick thespike at satx.rr.com
Wed Apr 28 04:57:11 UTC 2004

Steve Harris reports on another list:

Dr. Roy Walford, pioneer in techniques of calorie
restriction for extension of life span, has died in
UCLA-Santa Monica Hospital today of complications of ALS, a
rare muscle wasting disease with no well-established
modifiable risk factors. Dr. Walford was two months short of
his 80th birthday. Present were Dr. Walford's daughter Lisa
and son Peter, as well as friends of the family. Dr. John
Braun of UCLA plans to raise funds for a endowed chair at
UCLA in Dr. Walford's honor. Funeral arrangements have not
been announced, but cremation is planned for the body, with
scattering of ashes at sea.


So much, alas, for starvation. But I'm surprised that Dr. Walford did not 
take the cryonic path. Anyone here know why? (Sorry if this is an 
indelicate question, and an emotionally bad time to be asking it.)

Damien Broderick

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