Refused admission to Manila hospital, Nobel laureate Richard Heck dies at 84

via Rappler;


MANILA, Philippines – Nobel laureate chemist Richard Heck died in Manila on Saturday, October 10, following a bout of severe vomiting earlier in the week, Reuters reports. He was 84.

Heck won the 2010 Nobel Prize in chemistry, along with Ei-ichi Negishi and Akira Suzuki, for inventing new ways to bind carbon atoms.

The results were used in researcher for combating cancer and producing thin computer screens.

It’s sad that a person should perish because he was denied of treatment because of his inability to pay. Specially in the stature of Richard Heck.