Grant Wahl, the US soccer journalist who died whereas masking the World Cup in Qatar, died of an aneurysm and there was no foul play concerned, his spouse has revealed.
Wahl, 49, collapsed in his seat whereas masking the quarter remaining between Argentina and the Netherlands final Friday.
His physique was flown again to the US for an post-mortem.
Wahl’s spouse Celine Gounder instructed CBS that he suffered an aortic aneurysm.
“It’s simply a kind of issues that had been doubtless brewing for years,” she stated.
Wahl’s demise raised suspicions as he was a critic of the Qatari authorities and obtained demise threats for sporting a rainbow shirt to the USA v Wales match in help of the LGBT group.
He had complained a couple of “demise rattle cough” from bronchitis earlier than his demise.
Within the moments earlier than he collapsed, Wahl appeared in good spirits and was joking with colleagues from his seat on the Lusail Stadium, in response to a witness.