Orrin Devinsky MD Talks About SUDEP, by blavelle


What is SUDEP?

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is said to occur when a person with epilepsy dies unexpectedly and was previously in their usual state of health. The death is not known to be related to an accident or seizure emergency such as status epilepticus. When an autopsy is done, no other of cause of death can be found. Each year, about 1 out of 1,000 people with epilepsy die from SUDEP. However, it occurs more frequently in people with epilepsy whose seizures are poorly controlled.



K(NO)W SUDEP NOW!, by SUDEP Institute, The Cameron Boyce Foundation


Cameron Boyce was a successful actor recognized by millions of fans around the world and a tremendous humanitarian, who made it his mission to use his platform and resources to give back to others in need. On July 6, 2019, Cameron passed away from SUDEP – Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy. He was just 20 years old.

The Cameron Boyce Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation have joined forces to create K(NO)W SUDEP NOW! – an initiative to bring awareness and to end sudden unexpected death in epilepsy.

The Epilepsy Foundation’s SUDEP Institute works to prevent SUDEP and support people bereaved by SUDEP and other epilepsy-related deaths.


Learn more about SUDEP