Article from the Orlando Sentinel- Apirl 15, 2006
Stroke killed Disney visitorFull Story: Stroke killed Disney visitorStroke killed Disney visitor
by Henry Pierson Curtis and Beth Kassab
A German tourist who was hospitalized this week after riding Walt Disney World's Mission: Space died from a stroke, according to preliminary autopsy results released Friday.
Dr. Jan Garavaglia, chief medical examiner for Orange and Osceola counties, did not speculate on whether the $100 million centrifuge that spins riders at twice Earth's gravity contributed to the death of Hiltrud Blümel. Garavaglia noted that the autopsy of the 49-year-old woman from Schmitten, a town outside Frankfurt, showed "evidence of severe, long-standing high blood pressure."