Florence Griffith Joyner Cause Of Death | Obituary -Florence Joyner Death
Olympic Sprinter Florence Griffith Joyner died on September 21, 1998 at the age of 38. She passed away in her sleep at home at the Canyon Crest neighborhood of Mission Viejo, California. Her cause of death was reported to be Asphyxia.
Joyner’s death was investigated by the Orange County Sherrif-Coroner’s office. On September 22, the office announced that Joyner’s cause of death was suffocation during a severe epileptic seizure.
She was also found to have had a cavernous hemangioma, a congenital vascular brain abnormality that made Joyner subject to seizures. According to a family attorney, she had suffered a tonic-clonic seizure in 1990, and had also been treated for seizures in 1993 and 1994. According to the Sheriff-Coroner’s office, the only drugs in her system when she died were small amounts of two common over-the-counter drugs, acetaminophen (Tylenol) and the antihistamine Benadryl.,