Prominent People Lost to IPF

Peter Benchley

Peter Benchley, author of the novel “Jaws”, died of complications from pulmonary fibrosis on February 12, 2006, aged 65.

Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel

The world's greatest daredevil Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel died after a three-year bout of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis on November 30, 2007.

Dennis Linde

Songwriter Dennis Linde, who wrote for Elvis Presley, Garth Brooks and the Dixie Chicks died on December 22, 2006 after battling idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

Sam Phillips

Sam Phillips, owner of Sun Records and producer of such artists as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis, died on July 30, 2003 of pulmonary fibrosis.

James Doohan

James Doohan, who played Mr Scott in the original “Star Trek” TV series died on July 20, 2005 at age 85 of complications from pulmonary fibrosis, believed to be linked to exposure to hazardous chemicals during his military service in World War II.