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Coroner Reports Radio Vet Ed Buggs died from overdose

Baton Rouge radio and television personality Ed Buggs died of a “cardiac event due to cocaine use,” a spokesman with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office said Friday.Don Moreau, chief of operations with the Coroner’s Office, said the cause of death was aortic dissection due to cocaine toxicity. The cause of death was determined after the results of a toxicology test were evaluated. Moreau said cocaine in Buggs’ system caused Buggs’ blood to spike and his aorta to . The tear blocked blood to Buggs’ heart, which showed signs of prior damage due to cocaine use.   Buggs, 55, died May 4 at his home, a coroner’s report says. He was face down and kneeling on a sofa. [read the whole story]

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