WSJ’s Rago died of natural causes
Wall Street Journal editorial writer Joseph Rago died of natural causes in July, according to a medical examiner’s report.
Simone Wilson of Patch.com writes, “‘The cause of death is sarcoidosis involving lungs, heart, spleen, hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes,’ Julie Bolcer, director of communications for the Medical Examiner, said in an email Tuesday. ‘The manner of death is natural.’
“From the beginning, the NYPD didn’t suspect foul play. Rago was found ‘with no obvious signs of trauma,’ the at the time.reported
“Sarcoidosis, which causes severe inflammation of the organs, is still relatively mysterious to doctors.
“According to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research: ‘Despite the best efforts of researchers for more than a century working to better understand the complexities of this disease, sarcoidosis remains difficult to diagnose with limited therapies. Many patients suffer for years before arriving at the correct diagnosis or discovering the best treatment plan.'”
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