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    '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.
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    Karason started turning blue about 15 years ago.
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    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.
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    More at link above, with picture; and also see

    Appalachia's "Blue Family": bodies discolored by generations of inbreeding - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
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    rip. I remember when he was making the media circuit.



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