Posts Tagged ‘accidental death’
Today marks the close of the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, B.C. The games this year have been extraordinary, but also marred by a number of misfortunes, the greatest of which was the death of luger Nodar Kumaritashvili. The Olympic luger from the country of Georgia died hours before the opening ceremonies on February 12. He was 21.
Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans died early last month, but the results of his autopsy released yesterday confirmed his death was accidental. Gans was reported dead at his home after his wife, Julie, called emergency services saying she couldn’t wake him. Apparently, a prescription pain killer called hydromorphone, which Gans used to treat chronic pain, was fatal when coupled with his pre-existing heart condition. He was 52.