Journalist Grant Wahl wife stated on Wednesday the real cause of death of her husband
She said that the 49-year-old died from a ruptured aortic aneurysm and that there was nothing malicious about the football journalist’s passing.
Journalist Grant Wahl Real Cause Of Death Revealed By His Wife Dr Celine Gounder After He Dies In Qatar During FIFA World Cup 2022
Grant Wahl died of an aortic aneurysm.
In a sit-down interview with CBS News, Dr Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and Wahl’s wife since 2001, stated that Wahl’s critical condition had certainly been building for years. And for whatever reason, it occurred at this particular moment, she said.
While in Qatar on Friday night to cover Argentina vs. Netherlands World Cup match, Wahl experienced a medical emergency. He reportedly passed away after collapsing in the stadium press room, according to officials.
Grant Wahl’s wife, Dr. @celinegounder, reveals that the renowned journalist died due to an aortic aneurysm that ruptured at the World Cup.
Gounder says she hopes he is remembered as a “kind, generous person who was really dedicated to social justice.” pic.twitter.com/aaVkb2dhrb
— CBS Mornings (@CBSMornings) December 14, 2022
You had a huge impact on me and my family and I’m so appreciative of you. A great person and journalist. Rest In Paradise Grant Wahl. 🙏🏾🤎👑 https://t.co/rvFDGEA9fz
— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 10, 2022
Wahl received threats before passing away for supporting LGBTQ.
Considering that Wahl had been receiving threats for his outspoken support of the LGBTQ+ community in the foreign country, his brother Eric claimed to have suspicions of foul play. Eric remarked that he does not think his brother just passed away and according to him, Wahl was murdered.
The post-mortem of Wahl, whose body was returned to the United States on Monday, was performed in New York this week, according to Gounder, and it showed that he had an aortic aneurysm that ruptured.
In a statement on Wednesday, she continued that CPR and shocks would not have been able to rescue him. His passing has nothing to do with COVID. His lack of immunisation did not contribute to his death. According to Gounder, she wished for her late spouse to be remembered as a kind guy who was sincerely dedicated to social justice.
FIFA has recognised and honoured the late US football journalist’s enormous contribution.
FIFA played a 30-second video film in remembrance that emphasised Wahl’s efforts. Prior to the start of England’s quarterfinal encounter against France at the Al Bayt Stadium, the governing body screened the film on a large screen. Gianni Infantino, the president of FIFA, also sent his sympathies to the journalist’s friends and family.
The 1994 FIFA World Cup was the first tournament the 48-year-old football writer covered. After then, he covered every World Cup edition. The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) and FIFA recently recognised Wahl for his coverage of eight World Cups. Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo gave the journalist a replica of the Jules Rimet trophy. Wahl and other seasoned journalists were honoured at a ceremony that took place at the Main Media Centre.