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Raiders Icon Al Davis

Died from Bum Ticker

10/28/2011 12:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Oakland Raiders owner Al Davis died from a broken heart ... this according to his death certificate obtained by TMZ.

The document reveals three primary causes of death:

A) Ventricular fibrillation -- a dangerously abnormal heart rhythm
B) Congestive heart failure
C) Cardiomyopathy -- heart muscle disease

According to the death certificate, Al died at the Oakland Airport Hilton at 2:45 AM on October 8th.

The document shows Al had been diagnosed with cardiomyopathy years ago ... and suffered a ventricular fibrillation just 15 minutes before his death. Davis also suffered from Merkel cell carcinoma -- an aggressive form of skin cancer.

According to the doc, Davis -- who was involved with the NFL for 60 years -- underwent throat surgery just three days before his death. Davis also had heart surgery in 1996.

Al was 82 when he died.

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iii22iii    

His skin was dead long before his heart checked out

1090 days ago
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Catherine    

Update please! Looking for ML live streaming on court appearance?

1090 days ago
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BarrysConspiracyWorld    

perhaps it was delayed karma for ordering the hit on Daryll Stingley.

1090 days ago
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Võ Huy Cường    

the same your family condolatory sincerity.

1090 days ago
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gemini81    

"Died from bum ticker." Wow, that's what I hope the headline would be if I died like that. I swear, the employees at TMZ must have to really, really try to write such stupid bullsiht. Or like I pointed out previously, they employ ESL students to write the headlines. Either way, it's lame.

1090 days ago
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MissouriMedic    

Take it from a paramedic with sixteen years' experience: he died the moment he went into ventricular fibrillation, at least by the layperson's definition. It may have been fifteen minutes before he was officially pronounced dead and healthcare providers were presumably working to save him during that time... but v-fib is absolutely incompatible with a pulse/heart beat. So saying that he died fifteen minutes after going into ventricular fibrillation is really a misnomer.

1090 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

Too bad he couldn't cheat death the way the Raiders cheat on the field. . .

1090 days ago
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dUb-iLL    

Well, He looked good.

1090 days ago
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Joe    

His teeth look like Harvey's

1090 days ago
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Strokadellic    

He died because he was old as f*ck.

1090 days ago
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It's that rapper lifestyle thing    

May he rest in peace and his family and friends find comfort in the days ahead.

1090 days ago
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electriczipper    

I thought he died 5 years ago and since then they have been useing a cardboard cutout of him for tv

1090 days ago
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David    

You dumb people saying stupid things, get a life. Al Davis will be remembered long after you trolls die and he did more in this lifetime then your entire family generation.

1090 days ago
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JimBeam    

He had a heart attack? He must have been writing one of those checks to Jamarcus Russell and realized how much that fool cost him . . .

1090 days ago
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david93454    

Raiders don't cheat they just KICK ASS.........
and you people that don't like AL Davis or the Raiders
Just go away let the Man rest in Peace
He did a lot for Football and if it wasn't for him we might not have NFL today

1090 days ago
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