Andy Warhol

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Pop artist  Andy Warhol died on this in 1987 after what was reported as an unexpected death during a routine surgery. However Dr. John Ryan, a medical historian and retired surgeon says the death shouldn’t be seen as  such a surprise after researching into Warhol’s medical history. Dr Ryans findings reveal that it was a serious operation on a very sick Andy Warhol who spent 15 years of gallbladder trouble. This factored with complications from his gunshot wound, his refusal to give up his working pace and his fear of hospitals prevented him from getting any serious treatment. Dr. John Ryan, said “This was major, major surgery — not routine — in a very sick person,” 

 

Source: New York Times