Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Found Dead at Only 34, Cause of Death Just Revealed

September 12, 2017Sep 12, 2017

Recently, the Wall Street Journal announced the cause of death of Joseph Rago. Rago was a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial writer for the Wall Street Journal. 


Rago died nearly three months ago. After he was found dead in his apartment at the young age of 34, the NYC Medical Examiner searched for his cause of death.


"The cause of death is sarcoidosis involving lungs, heart, spleen, hilar and mediastinal lymph nodes," Julie Bolcer, director of communications for the Medical Examiner, said. "The manner of death is natural."

While it is extremely unusual for a young man to die of natural causes, it is not unheard of. The NYPD was correct when they didn’t suspect foul play for Rago’s death.

Sarcoidosis is still relatively unknown to medical professionals. Recently, experts have been working hard to better understand the disease.


According to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research: "Despite the best efforts of researchers for more than a century working to better understand the complexities of this disease, sarcoidosis remains difficult to diagnose with limited therapies. Many patients suffer for years before arriving at the correct diagnosis or discovering the best treatment plan."

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