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Ady Barkan Death and Obituary, What Happened To The ALS Advocate, How Did He Die?

It is with extreme sadness we inform you about the death of Ady Barkan. He was a renowned activist who grabbed all the limelight when he campaigned for ‘Medicare For All’ at the time when he was fighting terminal neurodegenerative disease ALS. He was just 39 years old at the time of his death. 

Here we will dive into the story and discover what happened to him. 

What Happened To Ady Barkan?

The news of Ady’s death was announced by ‘Be a Hero’, an organization founded in 2018 by Ady himself.

Throughout his life, he suffered health complications due to A.L.S. Sadly he took his last breath at 6 p.m. local time on 1 November 2023 at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital in Santa Barbara, California. 

How Did Ady Barkan Die? Cause of Death

He died because of health issues related to ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Back in 2016, he was diagnosed with ALS, 4 months after the birth of his son Carl. The disease makes the person paralyzed and often leads to death in 2-5 years. 

Ady Barkan Death and Obituary

Who was Ady Barkan?

Ady Barkan first into the limelight when he founded, ‘Be A Hero‘, an organization that aims to “take on critical fights to transform America’s healthcare system so that it guarantees all of us the care and dignity we deserve,” written on the official website.

Ady Barkan’s Documentary ‘Not Going Quietly’

In 2012, he was a part of Nicholas Bruckman’s documentary “Not Going Quietly” It shows Barkan going on a national campaign to change American healthcare and bring reform. 

Who is Ady Barkan’s Wife?

Ady Barken was married to Rachael King. She is an English literature professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They met at Columbia University when they were undergraduates. 

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