Cause Of Death Revealed For American Soccer Journalist

  • American soccer journalist Grant Wahl died of a “slowly growing, undetected” ascending aortic aneurysm with hemopericardium, a New York City medical examiner autopsy found, according to Wahl’s wife, Dr. Celine Gounder.
  • Wahl died while covering the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He was 48.
  • “He had an autopsy done here in New York by the New York City medical examiner’s office, and it showed that he had an aortic aneurysm that ruptured,” Grounder told CBS News on Thursday.
  • His brother, Eric Wahl, last week announced his brother’s death on Instagram and initially suggested that Grant may have been killed because he previously wore a rainbow-colored shirt to a game.