Dominick Dunne dies of bladder cancer after experimental stem cell treatments

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Dominick Dunne

Dominick Dunne

Former Hollywood producer Dominick Dunne died at the age of 83 after a long battle with bladder cancer. In past year he traveled to the Dominican Republic and Germany for stem cell treatments.

In the past year, Dunne had traveled to Germany and the Dominican Republic for experimental stem cell treatments to fight his cancer. He wrote that he and actress Farrah Fawcett were in the same clinic in Bavaria but didn’t see each other. Fawcett, a 1970s sex symbol and TV star of “Charlie’s Angels,” died in June at age 62.

In the Chicago Tribune, Liz Smith, a friend, wrote the day before Mr. Dunne’s death:

“The writer Dominick Dunne returned from a trip to Germany for stem cells, etc., but he has been in Roosevelt Hospital since getting back. He says he doesn’t feel too spry but I notice he has been receiving movie stars and VIPs in his room. He was to be moved to his apartment last Friday. We wish him all the best and are glad to report that his sons, Alex and Griffin are with him 100 percent.”


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2 thoughts on “Dominick Dunne dies of bladder cancer after experimental stem cell treatments”

  1. The stem cell cure-all is a bunch of hype. Hype to lure people into donating money toward unregualted research and to place desperate patients into experimental clinical trials. Dunn and Fawcett, innocently fell for it. Who wouldn’t unless one were a biologist and knew the difference.

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