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Actor Christopher Reeve, shown in a 2001 photo, inspired many disabled people after a riding accident left him a quadriplegic. He used his fame to prod the government to push for research, including stem-cell research, that might let paralyzed people walk again. Reeve, the actor who once played Superman, died Oct. 11 at age 52, a hero to many.
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Actor Christopher Reeve, shown in a 2001 photo, inspired many disabled people after a riding accident left him a quadriplegic. He used his fame to prod the government to push for research, including stem-cell research, that might let paralyzed people walk again. Reeve, the actor who once played Superman, died Oct. 11 at age 52, a hero to many.
(Associated Press Photo / Stephen Chernin)