Man dies after riding Star Tours ride at Walt Disney World

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- A 67-year-old guest with a pre-existing heart condition died after riding the Star Tours attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios back in September, state records showed.

The Orlando Sentinel reported that Ralph Lyles, of Memphis, Tenn., felt ill after leaving the motion ride.

A spokesperson for Walt Disney World told the Sentinel that Lyles death was "listed as hypertensive cardiovascular disease with other significant conditions contributing to death listed as obesity." 

The death was discovered by the Sentinel on a list that the major Orlando-area attractions submit to the state every quarter.

The latest death follows the June 15 death of 2-year-old Lane Graves, who was pulled into the water of the Seven Seas Lagoon by an alligator and drowned.

(© 2016 WTSP)


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