Golden Girls Rue McClanahan Suffered 2 Different Kinds of Strokes Says Forensic Pathologist

Golden Girls Rue McClanahan Suffered 2 Different Kinds of Strokes Says Forensic Pathologist

More details about Golden Girls star Rue McClanahan‘s medical history have been revealed.

This past Sunday, expert forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Hunter investigated the case of McClanahan’s death, nearly nine years after she suffered a fatal stroke at age 76, on Reelz’s docuseries Autopsy: Rue McClanahan.

During the episode, Dr. Hunter examined the late actress’ autopsy, which was performed almost a decade ago after she died while in New York Presbyterian Hospital.

“Rue had already suffered from a stroke seven months before her death, but her doctors had put her on Warfarin — a strong anti-coagulant medication to prevent another stroke,” Dr. Hunter explained to viewers. “So why did she have a second fatal stroke?”

While looking over her records, Dr. Hunter learned that McClanahan was a smoker, which increased her likelihood of suffering a stroke.

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“I believe I now have the answer. Rue had two different kinds of strokes,” he said. “Her first stroke was an ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot. This type of stroke accounts for 87 percent of strokes in the United States. So, it’s by far the most common kind.”

Said Dr. Hunter, “Rue was at high risk for this kind of stroke because she was female, over the age of 60, post-surgery and I’ve also discovered she was a smoker. This in itself would have made her six times more likely to have a stroke.”

Also on the docuseries, Dr. Hunter disclosed that “Rue was taking a powerful anticoagulant medication specifically designed to prevent blood clots.”

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“Anxiety can cause dramatic spikes in blood pressure. High blood pressure can cause blood clotting, so could this have increased Rue’s chances of having a stroke?” said Dr. Hunter.

“So far I’ve discovered that Rue had undergone knee surgery, which carries with it a risk of clotting. But, she came out of the surgery without complications. From reports, she was working hard in the months before her death and appeared to be fit and well,” he shared.

“However, the chance of having a stroke increases with age and affects women

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Burberry Apologizes After Sending Model Down Runway in a Hoodie with a Noose Around the Neck

Burberry Apologizes After Sending Model Down Runway in a Hoodie with a Noose Around the Neck

Burberry has issued an apology after one of their models walked the runway wearing a sweatshirt with strings tied in the shape of a noose around the neck.

The designer brand received a lot of backlash following their decision to showcase the controversial design during their Autumn/Winter 2019 fashion week show in London earlier this week.

In the apology issued to CNN, Burberry’s Chief Executive Officer Marco Gobbetti said the company regretted the design and would be removing the item from their collection.

“We are deeply sorry for the distress caused by one of the products that featured in our A/W 2019 runway collection,” Gobbetti said. “Though the design was inspired by the marine theme that ran throughout the collection, it was insensitive and we made a mistake.”

Burberry did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

In addition, Burberry’s Chief Creative Officer Riccardo Tisci, who also served as the designer of the show, issued an apology on behalf of the fashion brand.

“I am so deeply sorry for the distress that has been caused as a result of one of the pieces in my show on Sunday,” he said, according to CNN.

“It was never my intention to upset anyone,” Tisci continued. “It does not reflect my values nor Burberry’s and we have removed it from the collection. I will make sure that this does not happen again.”

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Critique of the controversial design happened days after the model strutted down the runway in the brown sweatshirt.

Model Liz Kennedy, who walked in the fashion show but did not wear the design, expressed her disgust and disapproval for the noose prior to Sunday’s show, but said she was dismissed because “it’s fashion.”

“Suicide is not fashion. It is not glamorous nor edgy and since this show is dedicated to the youth expressing their voice, here I go,” she began the heated Instagram post, which was shared on Sunday.

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Along with two photos of design, Kennedy also posted a screenshot of an Instagram post from Tisci, where the CCO captioned a photo of t

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Lisa Rinnas Daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin 17 Admits Shell Never Be Over Her Eating Disorder

Lisa Rinnas Daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin 17 Admits Shell Never Be Over Her Eating Disorder

Tuesday’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was particularly emotional for Lisa Rinna‘s 17-year-old daughter Amelia Gray Hamlin.

The model got candid about her ongoing battle with anorexia and admitted to her mother that her struggle with the eating disorder got so bad that at one point, she “could have died.”

“No matter how many deaths anorexia causes, no matter how much blindness, no matter how much hair loss, all I cared about was the skinniness,” Amelia confessed. “It’s hard.”

“I hope people in the entertainment industry can stop putting up this facade of being perfect because we all have s—. Probably we’re all way worse than everyone else,” she added. “Literally, every single one of my friends, and I’m sure every single one of your friends, they think about how many calories they’re consuming in a day. When they sit down for a meal, they look at the bread basket and they think, ‘Holy s—.’ ”

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Amelia — whose father is Harry Hamlin — had first gone public with her personal battle in April, penning a lengthy Instagram message beside two bikini photos of herself: one from 2017 and another taken shortly before her posting.

She explained in that post that her eating disorder was connected to problems she was experiencing with her mental health at the time, but didn’t know how to address it. Eventually, she decided to stop “sabotaging” her health and seek help, learning to “try to love myself for me.”

Though she said in her Instagram post that she has “health complications” from her eating disorder, Amelia noted that she was doing much better. Still, she told her mom on Tuesday’s RHOBH that this was a battle she was likely to never be over.

“I don’t want what happened to me to happen to other people …,” Amelia said. “There’s so much that I need to say about anorexia because I get so many girls commenting like, ‘Help me, I can’t believe you got out of it. How did you do this?’ But I’m not out of it. I’m never going to be out of it.”

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Jordyn Woods Modeled for Khloé Kardashians Clothing Line Before Alleged Cheating Scandal

Jordyn Woods Modeled for Khloé Kardashians Clothing Line Before Alleged Cheating Scandal

Long before Jordyn Woods was in the middle of an alleged cheating scandal with Khloé Kardashian and boyfriend Tristan Thompson, the 21-year-old model starred in the Kardashian’s debut campaign for Good American.

Over two years ago, when Woods was first making her break onto the modeling scene, Kardashian took her under her wing and introduced her as a member of Good American’s Good Squad.

“I’m so excited to be a part of this denim revolution with @khloekardashian and @goodamerican,” Woods wrote on Instagram when she announced her involvement with Kardashian’s size-inclusive brand in October 2016.

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So happy to be apart of the Good Squad #goodamerican ❤

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I'm so excited to be part of this denim revolution with @khloekardashian and @goodamerican. 12 days until you can shop at #goodsquad

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But Woods, who considers the KarJenner family her “sisters” (she’s most notably best friends with Kylie Jenner) has distanced herself from Kardashian’s brand, as she launched her own size-inclusive activewear line, SECNDNTURE, in August 2018.

Woods bio is still up on the Good American site. It reads: “She was discovered on Instagram at 18 years old, considers Will Smith her ‘Uncle’, is managed by her mother, and counts the Kardashian clan as her sisters. Her main mission? To empower other curvy girls to embrace their inner confidence and self-respect.”

After months of speculation that Kardashian and boyfriend Thompson had ended their relationship, rumors that he’d gotten too close to someone within her circle began circulating.

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