I spent the weekend feeling there was not enough information about something as significant as the unexpected passing of a senior Supreme Court Justice.
What concerned me was that new of his passing was consistent in a number of things: very little text was related to the details of his passing, he was reported by the host of the event he attended to seem normal the evening before, he was found in his room the next morning, and the statement that there was immediate signs of foul play. But that’s it.
Searching around this morning I found some more details, and I thought I’d like to see a thread just for gathering any further details about the passing of Antonin Scalia.
The proclamation that Antonin Scalia died of natural causes was made over phone, not by autopsy.
This was based on the sheriff reporting no signs of foul play
This was also based on phone reports from Scalia’s doctor that he had a number of medical conditions
Scalia was found with a pillow over his head
A report that he died of myocardial infarction meant his heart had stopped beating, not that it was determined he had a heart attack
His family requested that no autopsy be performed
He was at the event with his son, but he left early for unspecified reasons
His remains were cold when found.
He had declined a US Marshal Service escort.