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UPDATE: Cause of Death Released for EPCOT Guest

The guest who passed away after experiencing a medical emergency at EPCOT this weekend died of natural causes stemming from heart problems, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The guest was 66-year-old New York tourist Robert Ostrem. He experienced medical issues near Spaceship Earth Saturday night and was later pronounced dead at AdventHealth Celebration Hospital.

Our condolences go out to Ostrem’s friends and family.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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RJ Peto
RJ Peto
7 months ago

If this happened at Mission: Space, it wouldn’t be surprising.

CBeth
CBeth
7 months ago
Reply to  RJ Peto

Spaceship Earth not Mission Space

Amanda
Amanda
7 months ago
Reply to  RJ Peto

It was not at mission space

RJ Peto
RJ Peto
7 months ago
Reply to  Amanda

Did I say it happened at Mission: Space? No.

Last edited 7 months ago by RJ Peto
RJ Peto
RJ Peto
7 months ago
Reply to  Amanda

I said “IF,” I never said it did happen at Mission: Space.

Last edited 7 months ago by RJ Peto
RJ Peto
RJ Peto
7 months ago
Reply to  RJ Peto

Hey, I have the right to voice my opinion. At the time of writing this reply to my comment, 8 people are right now invading my rights. My grandmother passed away in March of 2017 from breast cancer. I still miss her, it’s just a part of life.

Ahnsael
Ahnsael
7 months ago
Reply to  RJ Peto

How is anyone invading your rights? You voiced your opinion and they voiced theirs. They have the same rights as you to do, and them having free speech rights in no way takes away your right to free speech. You posted a comment, people disagreed. If you think that violates your rights, you are a fool.

Ben
Ben
7 months ago

Let’s all be sure to keep this gentleman’s family in our prayers. Such a tragic loss.

abdul
abdul
7 months ago

he died of broken heart upon seeing how walt disney company changed his favorite theme park epcot to wallcot.

Last edited 7 months ago by abdul
Wille
Wille
7 months ago

Well, I think the majority of us over 35 have stepped off Mission Space and said…never again, but then like idiots, we go back EVERY time.

Maria
Maria
7 months ago

Why are you even reporting on this….?

Tom Corless
Admin
7 months ago
Reply to  Maria

A person passed away in a Disney theme park, we are a Disney theme park news website.

Ahnsael
Ahnsael
7 months ago
Reply to  Maria

This is news about a thing that happened at Walt Disney World.If you’re expecting WDW News Today to only report on happy things, you must be new. It’s sad as heck, and I feel for the family, but it IS WDW news.

Karen Porter
Karen Porter
7 months ago

I again send my condolences to the family. Absolutely heartbreaking.