What disease did the aviator have?
The Aviator (2004)
The Aviator tells the story of Howard Hughes, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, as he builds his fortune and struggles with increasingly intrusive symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
When did Howard Hughes get syphilis?
His mental state also was affected by a 40-year bout with neurosyphilis. Hughes underwent a painful penicillin treatment for syphilis in the ’30s and, the authors say, the syphilis recurred neurologically, leading to dementia.
What condition was Howard Hughes in when he died?
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It was April 5, 1976 when recluse billionaire Howard Hughes was en route from his penthouse in Acapulco to Methodist Hospital in Houston when he died of renal failure.