The late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia died this week of a heart attack, according to his death certificate.
USA Today reports that Presidio County Judge Cinderela Guevara announced that Scalia’s official cause of death was myocardial infarction, the medical term for a heart attack. He died while on a quail hunting trip at a lodge in Texas. Scalia was 79 at the time of his death, and had served on the Supreme Court since he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1986.
Per Scalia’s family’s request, Scalia’s remains will be flown to back to the East Coast for his funeral services.
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