What Did Jenny Die From In Forrest Gump? Find Out Here.

It is arguable on what exactly Jenny, the love interest in the movie and book Forrest Gump dies from due to the different takes each medium showcases. According to the book, it is argued that she died from Hepatitis C but in the movie, it is thought to be AIDS due to how the entire movie was panned out.

Due to the events that took place in the 1980s, it is presumed in the movie, to be AIDS because during the time the movie was set, AIDS was at the forefront of the medical world. It was officially brought to public attention in 1982.

The book was first released and after its release Hepatitis C was discovered. Hepatitis C can be spread through the use of needles and drug intake and this correlates to Jennie’s lifestyle as depicted in the book.

It should be noted that Jennie’s death happened before the movie or the book was officially released.

The movie was then released and the ‘unknown’ disease that Jennie hints at in the movie is pretty much unknown considering no one knew exactly what AIDS or Hepatitis C was at the time.

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