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Wash. State Sen. White Died Of Cardiac Problem

ELLENSBURG, Wash. (AP) - A coroner says Washington state Sen. Scott White died over the weekend of a cardiac problem.

Kittitas County Deputy Coroner Paul R. Sander said Sunday night that an autopsy and investigation showed the problem was linked to a previously undiagnosed enlarged heart.

The 41-year-old politician was found dead Friday at a Washington resort hotel where he was attending a conference.

Kittitas County Sheriff Gene Dana said there was no sign of foul play but authorities investigated because White's death was unexplained.

The Democrat represented the state's 46th District, covering northern parts of Seattle. He joined the Senate last year and rose to serve as the Senate's majority whip, advocating for transit
issues as a caucus transportation leader. He worked most recently as a project manager at the University of Washington.
      
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