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Many famous people have acknowledged their battle with Parkinson's disease. A few of the famous people with Parkinson's disease include:
 
  • Former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno
  • Evangelist Billy Graham
  • Former boxer Muhammad Ali
  • Actor Michael J. Fox
  • Former Alabama governor George Wallace.
     
Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping was in the late stages of Parkinson's when he died at the age of 92.
 
Parkinson's also gained attention with passage of The Morris K. Udall Parkinson's Research Act, which authorized $100 million for Parkinson's research. Despite suffering from Parkinson's disease later in life, Udall served in the House of Representatives for 30 years.
 
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