Filmmaker Aaron Sorkin Suffered Massive Health Scare in November: I’m ‘Supposed to Be Dead’

Filmmaker and Broadway playwright Aaron Sorkin was working extremely hard on his new project last fall. So much so that, when he found himself bumping into walls as he stumbled to the kitchen in the middle of the night, he just shrugged it off.
But the 61-year-old told the New York Times he went to the doctor the next day after he noticed he kept spilling the glass of orange juice he was carrying.
The doctor took one look at his blood pressure reading and told Sorkin, “You’re supposed to be dead.”

Sorkin had suffered a stroke, which left him slurring his speech and struggling to complete basic tasks like signing his own name.
“Those issues are now behind him, and the main lingering effect is that he still can’t really taste food,” the …

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