Article from the Orlando Sentinel - October 6, 2006
Boy who died on Disney coaster had heart defect
Boy who died on Disney coaster had heart defect

The 12-year-old boy who died after riding a Walt Disney World roller coaster in June had a genetic heart defect that often goes undetected until it causes the person's sudden death.

The final report on the autopsy of Michael Russell, of Fort Campbell, Ky., found he had a genetic heart disease that included an abnormal aortic valve, according to the report released today by the Office of the Medical Examiner for Orange and Osceola counties.
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