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25/01/1996 American author-composer Jonathan Larson dies

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Rent Star Tells Story Of Show’s Preview After Jonathan Larson Died | PEN | People

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The Legacy of Jonathan Larson - Heartworks 2016

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A Tribute To Jonathan Larson | RENT

Larson died unexpectedly the morning of Rent's first preview performance Off Broadway. He suffered an aortic dissection, believed to have been caused by undiagnosed Marfan syndrome, in the early morning. New York State medical investigators concluded that if the aortic dissection had been properly diagnosed and treated, Larson would have lived.
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