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Lundsten Died Of Heart Disease, Not Suicide

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Lance Lundsten, 18

The Minnesota Independent is reporting that Lance Lundsten’s death this weekened was not suicide, as we previously reported. An update on the story which first ran the news of Lundsten’s death reads,

“According to preliminary autopsy results that were shared with the family, he died from cardiac edema, a condition caused by an enlarged heart. There was no evidence that drugs or alcohol played any role in the death, according to a family member interviewed by the newspaper. The family was told that it would be six to eight weeks before complete toxicology results are determined.”

Lundsten’s father is said to have contacted the news to dispute the misnomer that his son had taken his own life. Classmates incorrectly connected dots about him being gay and bullied in school to mean he had committed suicide. Notes of condolence over his death on his Facebook page led many to believe erroneously that Lundsten had killed himself.

No matter how you slice it, the story is tragic and sad. You can hardly chalk someone not killing himself over bullying up to a victory. Our thoughts go out to all of Lundsten’s loved ones.

  • Anonymous

    that so many knew he had been bullied is its own tragedy. Thoughta and prayers to his family and friends.

  • morgli

    that so many knew he had been bullied is its own tragedy. Thoughta and prayers to his family and friends.

  • Anonymous

    That so many knew he was being bullied is its own tragedy.Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  • morgli

    That so many knew he was being bullied is its own tragedy.Thoughts and prayers to his family and friends.

  • SAD VERY SAD ( Enough Said)

  • SAD VERY SAD ( Enough Said)

  • Anonymous

    It’s so sad that someone so young and courageous could die of heart disease. All of us need to take this as a sign to get ourselves checked, and to improve our lifestyles if necessary. It is shameful that that there had been anti-gay harassment sufficient to suggest the death could have been a harassment driven suicide.

  • myk5

    It’s so sad that someone so young and courageous could die of heart disease. All of us need to take this as a sign to get ourselves checked, and to improve our lifestyles if necessary. It is shameful that that there had been anti-gay harassment sufficient to suggest the death could have been a harassment driven suicide.

  • Still tragic. Also tragic: how quick people were to say he killed himself! Just because someone who dies is gay doesn’t mean that they killed themselves…

  • Nick Vivion

    Still tragic. Also tragic: how quick people were to say he killed himself! Just because someone who dies is gay doesn’t mean that they killed themselves…