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Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

Posted on: October 29, 2011 10:05 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

The death of Al Davis earlier this month came as a bit of a surprise. His failing health wasn’t much of a secret -- he had been less in the public eye lately than ever before, and many figured it was because Davis wasn’t well -- but not many people outside the organization or his family knew he was as close to death as he was.

Remembering Al Davis
In fact, until late this week, we weren’t even sure the cause of his death.

But TMZ unveiled his death certificate, and it lists the three major causes of Davis’ demise.

Davis, according to the document, had congestive heart failure, ventricular fibrillation (a dangerously abnormal heart rhythm that he suffered only 15 minutes before his death), and cardiomyopathy (a heart muscle disease). He also had an aggressive form of skin cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma, and three days before he died, he underwent throat surgery.

Davis died at 2:45 a.m. on Oct. 8 at the Oakland Airport Hilton -- where he lived for much of the football season -- at the age of 82.

After leg problems restricted him to using a walker, Davis said, "Disease is the one thing -- boy I tell you, it's tough to lick. It's tough to lick those diseases. I don't know why they can't."

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Since: Aug 12, 2007
Posted on: October 30, 2011 9:25 am
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

WELL we STOMPED the BEAGLES FOR 1 SUPERBOWL WIN KMA you DIRTBAG, and RESPECT the DEAD you SISSY, EAGLES EAT DOG MEAT, VICK SUPPLIES ALL U CAN EAT!



Gary Excrement
Since: Oct 30, 2011
Posted on: October 30, 2011 8:46 am
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Since: Nov 1, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 1:15 am
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Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2011 1:13 am
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

waitrighthere, is some tool to go after a dead man. but since he's a cardinals fan and a giants fan....i suppose it's to be expected...:(



Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2011 8:09 pm
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

I didn't think he had a heart, just a big mouth. 




Since: Jul 25, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 4:05 pm
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

this article is sports related



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 3:31 pm
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

As I see it, jpc123 was referring to a previous post, not the CBS newstory.



Since: Oct 1, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:48 pm
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

JPC123...you;re an idiot but unfortunatly entitled to your opinion which sucks on more than 1 level. This article relates to an iconic sports figure that had a major impact on not only football but a way of life. He transcended the sport of football in ways no other man could. By no means is this a medical or entertainment message board but do believe many sports fans wanted to know how Al Davis suddenly passed away.



Since: Jan 7, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2011 2:28 pm
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

I thought the article was very insightful from a medical stand point. Just because you don't think the article was necessary doesn't mean others do too.



Since: Jul 3, 2010
Posted on: October 29, 2011 1:32 pm
 

Al Davis died of heart disease, heart failure

All that I to say is this:  Ken Stabler the greatest QB ever and the 76 Raiders is the best team ever.



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