The Minnesota Independent is reporting that Lance Lundsten’s death this weekened was not suicide, as we previously reported. An update on the story which first ran the news of Lundsten’s death reads,
“According to preliminary autopsy results that were shared with the family, he died from cardiac edema, a condition caused by an enlarged heart. There was no evidence that drugs or alcohol played any role in the death, according to a family member interviewed by the newspaper. The family was told that it would be six to eight weeks before complete toxicology results are determined.”
Lundsten’s father is said to have contacted the news to dispute the misnomer that his son had taken his own life. Classmates incorrectly connected dots about him being gay and bullied in school to mean he had committed suicide. Notes of condolence over his death on his Facebook page led many to believe erroneously that Lundsten had killed himself.
No matter how you slice it, the story is tragic and sad. You can hardly chalk someone not killing himself over bullying up to a victory. Our thoughts go out to all of Lundsten’s loved ones.
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