Friday, May 30, 2008

Soul Fixin'

Sean Levert Died of Natural Causes
Yesterday, an Ohio coroner determined that Sean Levert died of natural causes. The Cuyahoga County coroner's reports indicates no foul play or trauma was involved in Levert's death. Coroner Frank Miller said Sean died from complications of sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs. However, the Levert family contends that his death could have possibly been prevented had he been allowed to seek medical attention during his stay in jail. Levert suffered from heart disease, high blood sugar and withdrawal from alprazolam, commonly known as Xanax, a drug used to treat anxiety disorders and panic attacks according to coroner Frank Miller. Attorneys for the Levert family contend that "he was exhibiting classic signs of Xanax withdrawal. A doctor would have been able to recognize these problems. Had he been able to see one in that week's time things could have been different." It has been discovered that items belonging to Sean inventoried by the sheriff's department included a bottle of Xanax, which attorneys assert Sean asked for during his time in jail. Take a listen to 'Cassanova' and let your mind go back.