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Nasser suffered from Hemochromatosis and the "suicide" of عبد الحكيم عامر

Reader comment on item: Nasser Died Fifty Years Ago: He Lives on in Egypt
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Sep 29, 2020 at 14:44

Karl you wrote:

> his best friend (Marshal Amer)

His name is Abd al-Hakim 'Amer or عبد الحكيم عامر. Nasser told the Egyptian people that he "committed" suicide while being incarcerated in September of 1967!

As for Nasser, he suffered from a disease called Hemochromatosis. It is a hereditary disease and it has something to do with Iron metabolism and the patient will end with liver and heart disease and diabetes. And the color of the skin will be bronze like, and this is indeed how Nasser looked in pictures. Always "tanned." However, it seems that Nasser was not happy when his private physician told him that the disease can lead to brain damage from the iron deposits and insanity.

The immediate cause of death was myocardial infarction.

I guess and to paraphrase: He who lives by the sword, dies from ill health and heart attacks


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