A MAN in his 40s has died after a heart attack in the city of Philadelphia, police said.
The victim, who had just returned from a family holiday in France, was found dead on the street on Saturday night in the suburb of North Philadelphia, Police Commissioner Michael Meehan said in a statement.
“His family is grieving this tragic loss,” he said.
“I know he was very much loved by everyone.”
Police said they did not know how the victim died.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the man’s heart attack.
Meehan has been leading the inquiry since the death, which occurred shortly after 11pm on Saturday.
Meeshan said the man had a history of heart problems and was in the early stages of a heart transplant.
“He had a heart condition that was known to have affected his heart and that caused his heart attack,” he told the Philadelphia Inquirer.MEEHAN said he had received a call from the family of the man at approximately 11pm Saturday telling him he had died.
“We don’t have a full explanation for what caused this tragedy, but we do know that he was in his mid-50s,” Meehans statement said.
He said he believed the man was likely suffering from the same heart condition as the one that led to his death.
Police said he was known locally as a good guy and “a gentleman” and that he worked at a restaurant that was closed on Saturday because of the holiday season.
“This was a man who was very good to everyone and loved his family,” Meeshan told the newspaper.
“The family is devastated by his death.”
He said police were trying to identify the man who may have witnessed the incident and that there was no evidence to suggest the incident was random.
“There was no indication to suggest that this was a random incident, and we believe it was intentional,” he added.
Meeeehan said he could not comment on the man being a patient of a hospital.