A seasoned royal source said: “The great fear, as with anyone of that age, is that a simple cold becomes something much worse like pneumonia.
George Michael nearly died of pneumonia in late 2011. After receiving treatment in a Vienna hospital, he made a tearful appearance outside his London home and said it had been “touch and go” whether he lived. Doctors had performed a tracheotomy to keep his airways open and he was unconscious for some of his spell in hospital.
Bob Hoskins - best known for his roles in films including Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Long Good Friday and Hook - had been battling pneumonia and died at the age of 71 in 2014.
The Clueless actress died at age 32 in December 2009, from what was ruled as an "accidental death." She died from a combination of pneumonia, anemia and multiple-drug intoxication.
Merle Haggard dead aged 79 as country music legend 'lost his battle with double pneumonia' on his birthday.
Freddie died of AIDS-related pneumonia on 24 November 1991 at the age of 45, at his home in London. It was just one day after he released a statement confirming he had AIDS.
King Leopold succeeded his father to the throne of Belgium aged 30 in 1865, and ruled until his death in 1909. He was 18 when he married Marie Henriette of Austria. Their only son died of pneumonia aged nine.
In her later years, Queen Fabiola suffered periods of ill health. In 2009, she was hospitalised with pneumonia and a lung infection that she never truly recovered from. She also suffered from osteoporosis.
Madonna adopted her 11-year-old son David from an orphanage in Malawi more than a decade ago. At the time, she said, "I didn't know where Malawi was" on the map. David had pneumonia and malaria.
“It’s very sensible of her to take every precaution.” (beat colds n flu)
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