FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The man whose parents' battle to save him from a nerve disease was told in the movie "Lorenzo's Oil" has died at his home in Virginia.

The father of Lorenzo Odone says his son died Friday at age 30. Doctors had predicted he would die when he was 8.

Augusto Odone says his son had come down recently with pneumonia.

Susan Sarandon and Nick Nolte starred as Michaela and Augusto Odone in the 1992 movie. They formulated an oil that they said helped their son fight the neurological disease.

A study published in 2005 verified that the oil could prevent the onset of symptoms.