John Inman dies of Hepatitis A – Errr…. How exactly?

The BBC is reporting that John Inman who died yesterday had “been suffering from a hepatitis A infection for a number of years.” Now I’m not the world’s expert on medicine but that makes no sense at all. Hepatitis A (liver inflammation) is easily curable and only on very rare occasions causes liver damage permanently even if it’s not treated in time. Furthermore, that website tells us:

  • Type A hepatitis never becomes a long-term, debilitating (chronic) condition.
  • Once a person has recovered, they will be immune to infection by the hepatitis A virus for the rest of their life.

So how come the Beeb is saying that John Inman died of Hep A? He didn’t did he? He died from something else. Why is the BBC lying?

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