Hal Finney unfortunately was diagnosed with ALS which he ultimately succumbed to in 2014.
ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease as it is often referred to, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that weakens muscle and impacts physical functions.
Unfortunately for Hal and others who have ALS, it is considered always fatal and Mr. Finney succumbed to the disease after a five year battle in 2014. He was 58.
(picture courtesy of CC BY 2.0 license and Jernej Furman on Flickr)