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ABC Producer Cause of Death Revealed


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New York officials have reported ABC News producer Dax Tejera died by choking on food while he was drunk.

NYC’s chief medical examiner reported Tejera’s death was due to “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication.”

Hours after Tejera’s died, his wife Veronica was arrested for leaving her children alone in a hotel room.

ABC previously reported Tejera died from a heart attack.

Resist the Mainstream had more details to add:

Officials revealed on Wednesday that an ABC News producer who died after leaving his children behind at a hotel while he and his wife went to a restaurant in Midtown New York choked to death because he was drunk.

Dax Tejera’s official cause of death was confirmed to be “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication” by the New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner.

ABC News president Kim Goodwin originally claimed that Tejera had died of a heart attack.

Tejera’s wife Veronica was arrested just hours after he collapsed for leaving the couple’s young kids alone in a hotel room in the Yale Club that evening. She was charged with child endangerment but insisted she was monitoring her children.

The mother said that she brought her husband to the hospital, asking her parents and a close friend to watch their five-month-old and two-year-old while she monitored them by camera.

The New York Post added more details:

An ABC News producer who died after he left his kids at a hotel so he and his wife could go to a posh Midtown restaurant choked to death because he was drunk, officials revealed Wednesday.

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New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner confirmed to The Post that Dax Tejera’s official cause of death was “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication.”

Tejera, who was the executive producer of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” died suddenly on Dec. 23 at 37.

ABC News president Kim Goodwin had originally said Tejera died of a heart attack.

His wife, Veronica, was arrested just hours after he collapsed for leaving the couple’s young kids alone in a hotel room in the Yale Club that evening. The widow and mother of two was charged with child endangerment but has insisted she was monitoring her children.

Pushing back on the charges, the mom said she brought her husband to the hospital and asked her parents and a close friend to watch their 5-month-old and 2-year-old while she monitored them by camera.



 

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