Healthy Living

Can Patients Really Die From Sleep Apnea?

Even celebrities have died from sleep apnea

Even celebrities have problems with sleep apnea. Some of the celebrities who died because of sleep apnea include:

  • Carrie Fisher, who famously played Princess Leia in the beloved Star Wars saga
  • John Candy, who was extremely overweight
  • Jerry Garcia, who had diabetes and was overweight
  • Joseph Merrick
  • President William Howard Taft, who weighed over 300 pounds
  • Football legend Reggie White 
  • Harris Glenn Milstead (Divine) who was obese,
  • Israel Kamakawiso’ole who sang a beautiful rendition of “Somewhere over the Rainbow".

Photo source: Carrie Fisher and Irvin Kershner discussing the carbon freezing scene by Tom Simpson