American child welfare advocate and whistleblowerDied when: 32 years 233 days (391 months)
Star Sign: Cancer
Nicholas Alahverdian (reported to have died February 29, 2020 at age 32) was a child welfare advocate and a convicted sex offender who is suspected to have faked his own death.
Alahverdian alleged that he suffered abuse and negligence in the Department of Children Youth and Families (DCYF), Rhode Island's social service system.
In support of this allegation, in 2011 he sued the DCYF in federal court, then voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit when Rhode Island waived his ~$200,000 medical expenses debt.
In January 2020, Alahverdian said that he had been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma.In February 2020, news outlets reported Alahverdian's death, citing his family's testimony and his obituary.
The reports of his death have been disputed, as they occurred after a fraud investigation had been instituted against him by the FBI, and a warrant had been issued because he allegedly failed to register as a sex offender.