Not only simple people are the ones who are suffering from lupus. There are also famous people who suffer from this health issues. Lupus is an autoimmune disease wherein the immune system of the body is not in a good condition. It actually attacks the healthy tissue when it is hyperactive. The symptoms of this disease are swelling, inflammation and destroy the lungs, blood, kidneys, heart, skin, and joints. Its causes include severe stress, smoking, being expose in chemical substances like trichloroethylene which can only found in the well, infections such as Epstein-Barr virus (in children), parvovirus, cytomegalovirus, and hepatitis C infections.
4 Famous People Who Suffer From Lupus
1. Ray Walston
Ray Walston is flexible television and film actor. He gains a lot of awards from his films that made him popular. But in 2001, he died in California due to lupus. But before he died, he undergoes several medications just to survive the disease. Unluckily, he still died from it. Even if he died in that year, his popularity in the showbiz industry is still alive primarily to the people who idolized him.
2. Georgeanna Marie Tillman
She is a famous R and B singer of the Group of Marvelettes. Her singing career truly last for longer years and in those years, they record numerous songs that get the interest of a lot of people. In 1980, she died at the age of 36 due to the risky condition of her body due to lupus.
3. Charles Kuralt
Charles Kuralt is a well known television journalist. He was born and raised in Wilmington, North California. He is the son of teacher and social worker. At the young age, he started to achieve his journal career when he won in the essay writing contest of American Legion.
He actually gets more popular when he received a lot of awards in his TV series “One the Road”. After several years, he graduated in college and joined in the group of CBS. This group helps him to do his job perfectly until he gains a lot of experience in interviewing politician’s, peasants, and a lot of people regarding of the international crisis. And when the year 1997 came, he died in lupus. It attacks his nervous system, joints, and other parts of the body that caused him to die.
4. Mary McDonough’s
She works on television, film, and stage. She is truly and smart that makes her more attractive. She also produced her independent film projects that also get popular. There are also times that she appeared in several television series that make her more popular around the world. In 1970s, the Lupus Foundation asks her to be their spokesperson. It is a big question for her why this foundation gets her as their spokesperson. But, still she said yes to it. At that time, she learned a lot of information about lupus. After 8 years, she consulted her doctor to know if she has this kind of disease, and she gets a positive result of it. She suffered from the severe symptoms of it until her body gives up that causes her to die.