Anorexic pleads for help

Lena Zavaroni died of pneumonia in 1999 aged 35 Ellie Zavaroni wants special respite care

An anorexia sufferer, who has taken the name of a singing star who died of the disease, is fighting for better respite care.

Ellie Zavaroni, who took the name of her friend Lena Zavaroni after the singer died in 1999, is battling againt the debilitating disease…

BBC News, 8 August 2002


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  • Lena Zavaroni was 35 years 10 months 27 days old when she died
  • Lena Zavaroni died of Bronchopneumonia which she contracted while in hospital having undergone Neurosurgery for Mental Disorder (NMD) as a last resort to manager her depression.

Fanz of Lena Zavaroni (Robcamstone)