I know it is bad form to speak ill of the dead, but with the news that Antonin Scalia's unexpected death was due to a heart attack, it is difficult to refrain from pointing out that while the obese Scalia relished in pointing out the sins of others, he apparently was blind to his own sin of gluttony. WFAA 8-TV has details on the cause of death:
United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s heart stopped beating during his sleep, Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara told WFAA on Sunday.
Guevara officially pronounced him dead at 1:52 p.m. on Saturday. She will be the local official who signs his death certificate.
Hours earlier, the county judge told WFAA that myocardial infarction — or a heart attack — would likely be the cause of death listed. Guevara later said she would confer with the Justice’s personal physician on what specifically to show as the cause of death.
While Scalia died of natural causes and possible because of his own obesity, the right wing conspiracy crowd is claiming that Barack Obama had Scalia murdered in order to open a seat on the Supreme Court. Contrary to this utter lunacy, WFAA 8 TV reported as follows:
“As part of my investigation one of the things I did ask the sheriff and the U.S. Marshal: 'Were there any signs of foul play? And they said, ‘Absolutely not.’ At that time, I still wanted to be careful and asked them if [Scalia’s] physician would call me.”The justice’s personal doctor called Guevara at 8 p.m. Saturday night.“When [the physician] explained [Scalia] had just visited on Wednesday and Thursday, and [the doctor] had done an MRI, then I felt comfortable what I knew was going on with him physically,” she said.Guevara said Scalia went to his doctor for a shoulder injury last week, but the justice also suffered from several chronic ailments.
Bottom line: Scalia was 79 years old and grossly over weight. His bad lifestyle choices caught up with him. All I can feel is good riddance.