In a blog from The Huffington Post, Daniel F. Kripke, MD, discusses the questions regarding the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, including whether sleep apnea was a factor.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died quietly in his sleep on the night of February 12-13, 2016 at age 79. The death was at a private hunting ranch in West Texas where he had arrived by chartered plane less than 24 hours before his death. Without examining the scene or the body, a justice of the peace declared death from a presumed heart attack, despite a lack of any specific symptoms of a heart attack. No autopsy was done.
Was “heart attack” the most likely cause of death?