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Yes! Lou Gehrig died of ALS. After his death they named the disease after him. Well sort of. Its a famous nick name for it you could say.

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What was one obstacle Lou Gehrig had to overcome?

ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease

What is an eponym for ALS?

Lou Gehrig

Did the parents of Lou Gehrig have ALS?

No, they did not.

What is the name of the illness often referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease?

ALS -Lou Gehrig's DiseaseOn June 2, 1941 at the age of 37, Lou Gehrig succumbed to Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) known today as "Lou Gehrig's disease"

Why is the disease ALS also referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease?

That is because when Lou Gehrig, a popular baseball player with the Yankees was diagnosed with ALS, anyone after Lou, who was diagnosed , would be compared to the person, the infamous Lou Gehrig, who in all honesty made ALS known to the public.

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What New York Yankee died of A.L.S.?

On June 2, 1941 Lou Gehrig succumbed to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) at the age 37. Today ALS is also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

What happened to lou gehrig with als disease?

Lou Gehrig's diagnosis was confirmed on June 19, 1939. It was on his 36th birthday.

How old was Lou Gehrig at death?

Because he got a illness called ALS or lou gehrig diase

What kinds of Lou Gehrig's disease are there?

Two major forms of ALS are known: familial and sporadic. Familial Lou Gehrig's disease accounts for about 10% of all Lou Gehrig's disease cases.

Did Mickey Mantle have ALS?

No, he did not. The two former Yankees who had ALS were Lou Gehrig and Jim "Catfish" Hunter.

What condition is known as ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (or Lou Gehrig's Disease).