Cause of Death: Aortic Dissection

Aortic dissection (AD) occurs when an injury to the innermost layer of the aorta allows blood to flow between the layers of the aortic wall, forcing the layers apart. In most cases, this is associated with a sudden onset of severe chest or back pain, often described as “tearing” in character.

The following celebrities died from the cause: Aortic Dissection.

John Ritter Death Cause and Date

John Ritter

TV Actor