Death of Christopher Reeve Ends a Varied Career

NPR's Ina Jaffe remembers actor Christopher Reeve, the star of Superman who was paralyzed in a riding accident and became an outspoken advocate for spinal cord research. Reeve made remarkable progress in his recovery, learning to move his index finger and breathe normally for hours. Reeve died Sunday of cardiac arrest after suffering complications related to a skin sore. He was 52.

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