September 6, 2016
(CNN) – The recipient of the world’s first face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, has died, according to French doctors. A statement released by Amiens Hospital, which performed the ground-breaking procedure in November 2005, said Dinoire died on April 22, 2016 “following a long illness.” She was 49 years old. The delay in announcing her death was explained in the hospital statement.
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