Comedian Gilbert Gottfried...

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Comedian Gilbert Gottfried…

Gilbert Gottfried, the beloved brash comedian, died Tuesday from a disease that his publicist identified
as a rare muscle disorder.

Gottfried, 67, had type II myotonic dystrophy, a kind of muscular dystrophy, said his longtime friend and
publicist, Glenn Schwartz.

Symptoms of the disease, such as breathing or heart muscle weakness, tend to develop more as people
age, she said, so some patients may not be diagnosed until their 40s, 50s or 60s, or they may confuse their
symptoms with other age-related health problems. About 1 in 8,000 people are diagnosed with this disease.

I guess… a lot like the numbers for ALS/PLS.
 
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