Source: Ann Oldenburg / USA Today
The El Paso Medical Examiner’s Office has determined that Sherman Hemsley, who was found dead in his El Paso home on July 24, suffered from “super vena cava syndrome.”
Superior vena cava syndrome occurs when the superior vena cava — one of the body’s major veins — is obstructed, most commonly because of a cancer or tumor. The superior vena cava is responsible for returning blood to the heart that comes from the upper part of the body, according to the National Cancer Institute.
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