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Cause of death revealed for KTLA journalist Sam Rubin

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KTLA journalist Sam RubinThe cause of death was revealed two months after the beloved entertainment reporter died at age 64.

Rubin died of “ischemic heart disease due to atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (fatal heartbeats due to lack of blood and oxygen flowing to the heart),” the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s Office said in a statement Tuesday, July 9. “The death is ruled natural.”

According to the medical examiner’s office, Rubin arrived at a local hospital complaining of stomach pains on May 10. He was pronounced dead at 11:03 a.m. local time.

Rubin’s death was announced by KTLA, where he had worked since 1991.

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“KTLA 5 is deeply saddened to report the passing of Sam Rubin,” the network wrote via X. “Sam was a giant in the local news industry and the entertainment world, and a fixture on Los Angeles morning television for decades. His laugh, charm and warm personality touched everyone who knew him.”

The post concluded: “Sam was a loving husband and father – the roles he cherished most. Our thoughts are with Sam’s family during this difficult time.”

KTLA Frank Buckley went on air to report Rubin’s death, which he described as “shocking” and “difficult to understand.”

“Our hearts, as you can imagine, are broken,” Buckley said. “Simply put, Sam was KTLA.”

Beloved entertainment journalist Sam Rubin dies at 64

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Buckley was overwhelmed by Rubin’s “laughter, her charm, her warm personality.”

Colleagues and celebrities paid tribute to Rubin following news of his death in May.

“I am stunned and shocked by the news of the passing of my friend Sam Rubin.” Heroes actor Greg Grunberg She wrote via X. “He cared about everyone he met and always took the time to smile and ask about family and was the best at what he did. I can’t believe this news. So devastating and sad. “Thinking of his beautiful family.”

Bridesmaids director Pablo Feig She wrote via X: “I truly loved Sam who was so supportive of me and the industry in general. He was the best. I can’t process his passing. Sending so much love to his family and friends. So sad. RIP Sam. Love you, buddy.”

Rubin is survived by his wife, leslieand four children.


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