Often I read online news articles or hear on television news that a well known figure has died of a heart attack less than a day ago. Surely that’s not enough time for both an autopsy to be performed and the results from it to go public. Is the medical examiner determining that it was a heart attack in some other way besides autopsy? Is it supposition from journalists? Something else?
Below is a recent example of an article declaring a death was from a heart attack in less than a day after the death took place.