Johnny Tapia's Wife: Boxer Died from Heart Problems

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Johnny Tapia's Wife: Boxer Died from Heart Problems
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Former boxing champion Johnny Tapia died from heart disease and high blood pressure and not from a drug overdose, his widow said Wednesday. Speaking during a press conference at the late boxer's Albuquerque gym, Teresa Tapia said that an autopsy report showed that the death was accidental and was a result of heart problems and the onset of Hepatitis C, likely from the many tattoos the boxer had.

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