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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
    Upstate NY

    'Blue Man' dead at 62; argyria sufferer turned color from drinking colloidal silver

    Real-life 'Blue Man' dies after heart attack, stroke. (today.com)
    The man who shot to Internet fame several years ago after appearing on Today to discuss a condition that permanently turned his skin a deep blue has died.

    Paul Karason was 62 when he passed away Monday in a Washington hospital, where he was admitted last week after suffering a heart attack. He also had pneumonia and later suffered a severe stroke, his estranged wife, Jo Anna Karason, said Tuesday.
    Karason started turning blue about 15 years ago.
    Karason’s widow said some people had called her husband “Papa Smurf” because of his skin color and his white mane of hair and matching full beard.

    “That was a nickname he didn’t appreciate, depending on who said it,” she said. “If it was a kid who ran up to him saying ‘Papa Smurf,’ it would put a smile on his face. But if it was an adult, well ….”

    Karason began using a silver preparation to treat a bad case of dermatitis that had broken out on his face. He took the silver in colloidal form that he produced himself, using electrolysis.
    More at link above, with picture; and also see

    Appalachia's "Blue Family": bodies discolored by generations of inbreeding - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    Last edited by KateB; 05-30-2015 at 01:09 PM. Reason: repair url tag.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    rip. I remember when he was making the media circuit.

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