Autopsy: GWAR guitarist died of heart condition
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — North Dakota's state coroner says the lead guitarist for the heavy metal band GWAR died of a heart condition, but records show that a drug screening detected cocaine and opiates in his system.
Dr. William Massello III, the state medical examiner, said in his report that Cory Smoot died of "coronary artery thrombosis brought about by his pre-existing coronary artery disease." The formation of such blood clots can result in a heart attack.
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