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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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MsPhoenix    

Why waste time with an autopsy, at a certain age it's kind of expected that you will reach your expiration date.

Zsa Zsa Gabor has gone way past her date.

909 days ago
17.

Colinforia    

Al Davis died of the greatest thing his heart will part to only know, *Raiderettes!!

PARTY for ME,(haha-ha)!
I got one-two! (haha hah!)

909 days ago
18.

It's that rapper lifestyle thing    

Colinforia has been skipping school for a LOOOOOONG time.

909 days ago
19.

Joe    

He would have had a heart attack when Jason Campbell went out for the season with that separated shoulder.

909 days ago
20.

Lekili    

Why to go TMZ, you initially published a photo of his death certificate showing his home address. Harvey, you should know better, that's a lawsuit waiting to happen.

909 days ago
21.

Ruppy    

Um, isn't this a HIPPA violation? Health Information Private Patient Act, which is to keep medical information private to the patient. Power of Attorney can share with whom ever he/she chooses, this is done in advance as in a Living Will. Since the family hasn't released anything, someone is in trouble, or should be. The Government, Al Gore, set this act up during Clinton era.

909 days ago
22.

AJD    

He was 82! Why is it news that he died because he had a bad heart? He was freakin' old!

909 days ago
23.

bb    

The ghost of Lindsay Lohan future.

909 days ago
24.

bunny    

When you say he died of a broken heart, it sounds like he died because the other Al guy hurt his feelings.

909 days ago
25.

misfit    

"Bum Ticker"? What a stupid, no class thing to say about ANYONE who has passed. Seems to me that his "ticker" served him pretty damn well for many, many, many years. Is TMZ recruiting from Star or Enquirer now?

908 days ago
26.

Mudman    

Look at those TEETH!

908 days ago
27.

manbearpig    

well, at least he's dead now and we can rejoice!

908 days ago
28.

Grizzly    

R.I.P Al Davis....the NFL would NOT be the game it is today without you. Just Rest, Baby! GO RAIDERS !!!

908 days ago
29.

Reshhia    

Davis also suffered from a Merkel cell carcinoma, an aggressive form of skin cancer.

908 days ago
30.

Eric Anderson    

Al Davis is not dead! The guy in your photo is an imposter!
Al currently drives a white Rolls Royce in the Phoenix, Arizona area and is alive and well! Belive me, the truth needs to be known! Al wes recently seen driving his Rolls Royce down highway 87 las week!

907 days ago
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