Fourth person dies from hepatitis A complications in connection to Famous Anthony’s outbreak

The man’s wife died from the outbreak as well, according to an attorney

ROANOKE, Va. – A man has died from hepatitis A complications following a hepatitis A outbreak at Famous Anthony’s in September, according to attorney Bill Marler.

We’re told that Larry Vest’s wife, Dianne, died from the outbreak as well.

This comes after the Virginia Department of Health announced in September 2021 that an employee who worked at three Famous Anthony’s locations in Roanoke was diagnosed with hepatitis A. The employee had worked at 4913 Grandin Road, 6499 Williamson Road and 2221 Crystal Spring Ave.

Marler said he is also representing 27 clients who were involved in the outbreak.

He said some of his clients are still facing liver complications.

[READ MORE: Woman files $500,000 lawsuit against Famous Anthony’s, claiming to be a victim of restaurant’s hepatitis A outbreak]

On Oct. 15, the health department announced the first death that was associated with the outbreak. A second death was announced on Oct. 29 and a third death was reported later that day. Their identities were not disclosed.

See our previous reporting below:


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