Sam came into the public eye through the documentary film “Life According to Sam,” which was broadcast last October on HBO. The film is on the shortlist for an Oscar nomination. It was voted best documentary at the 2013 Boston Jewish Film Festival and has been screened at Jewish film festivals across the country.
Sam Berns died on Friday, January 10 after a lifelong battle with progeria. He became widely known through the award-winning HBO documentary ‘Life According to Sam.’ Read more: Sam Berns Dies at 17 From Rare Rapid Aging Disease.