Wife: Journalist Wahl Died Of Aortic Aneurysm At World Cup

NEW YORK (AP) – Grant Wahl died of a ruptured blood vessel when he was stricken while covering a World Cup match last weekend, according to an autopsy of the well-known American soccer writer.

Wahl’s wife, Dr. Céline Gounder, says an autopsy was conducted by the New York City Medical Examiner’s Office.

She writes “Grant died from the rupture of a slowly growing, undetected ascending aortic aneurysm with hemopericardium,” a reference to the wall that surrounds the heart.

She says “no amount of CPR or shocks would have saved him.”


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