Ralph Steinman

Ralph Steinman died just days before the Nobel committee announced he had won the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="8006070" title="Nobel Prize Awards" href="/topic/arts-culture/nobel-prize-awards-8006070.topic">Nobel Prize</a> in Medicine. His heirs will still receive his share of the award because the Nobel committee did not know of his death. He and two others were honored for their work with the immune system. He was 68. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/health/la-he-nobel-medicine-20111004,0,3843518.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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<a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-2010notables-gallery,0,7041480.photogallery"><span class="center_label">Notable deaths of 2010</span></a>

( Mike Groll / Associated Press )

Ralph Steinman died just days before the Nobel committee announced he had won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. His heirs will still receive his share of the award because the Nobel committee did not know of his death. He and two others were honored for their work with the immune system. He was 68. Full obituary

Notable deaths of 2010

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