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Vincent Jackson’s cause of death released by medical examiner

Final week, the household of former NFL star Vincent Jackson acknowledged that the 38-year-old, who died in February, was identified with stage II continual traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. On Wednesday, medical examiners revealed extra about his death.

In response to the Hillsborough County (Fla.) medical examiner, Jackson died from continual alcohol use. The post-mortem reportedly confirmed a spread of medical points, together with alcoholic cardiomyopathy, hepatic steatosis and fibrosis, esophageal varices, ascites, jaundice, distant pancreatitis, renal failure and hyponatremia dehydration, heart problems and intoxication by ethyl alcohol, per ESPN. His blood alcohol content material was 0.28%, the medical examiner mentioned.

The CTE analysis was made after his death, by Boston College’s CTE heart. In his ultimate few months, Jackson reportedly suffered from a quantity of points linked to the mind situation, together with melancholy, reminiscence loss and paranoia. 

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