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Apr 16, 2018 at 17:48 o\clock

Car Accident Led to Steve Allen's Death

A minor targeted traffic accident was apparently to blame for the October death of comedian and tv pioneer Steve Allen, according to a just-released coroner's report.

Allen, 78, died Oct. 30 of what seemed to be a heart attack while napping at his son's Los Angeles region house.





A Los Angeles Coroner's spokesman said on Friday that autopsy final results showed that the actual cause of death was a ruptured blood vessel, caused by injuries to Allen's chest from a minor site visitors accident earlier in the day.

"There was leakage of blood into the sac surrounding the heart due to a ruptured blood vessel," Los Angeles Coroner's spokesman Scott Carrier told the press. The situation car led headlight kit is recognized as hemopericardium.

"There was a hole in the wall of the heart permitting the blood to leak out. He currently had a heart condition," Carrier stated.

According to The Connected Press, Allen was driving to his son's property in Encino, Calif., when his Lexus was hit by a sport utility vehicle that was backing out of a driveway. The identity of the other driver has not been released.

Allen, the very first host of the Tonight Show, was an achieved writer and composer and a well-known Tv personality. He had been married to actress Jayne Meadows for 48 years.

On the day of his death, Allen was preparing the promotion of his 53rd book and functioning on the manuscript for a 54th, Vulgarians at the Gate, about what he saw as an increase in violence and vulgarity in the media.

Reuters contributed to this story.