Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

January 13, 2014 12:06 PM

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Sam Berns, Teen Known For His Fight Against 'Aging Disease,' Dies

Sam Berns, 15, who has the very rare premature-aging disease progeria, plays the drums in his high school's marching band. (Courtesy of the Progeria Research Foundation)

Sam Berns, the teen who became nationally known for his fight against a disease that accelerates aging, died on Friday from complications of his disorder.

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