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US State Department Confirms Dying in New York in Dominican Republic
The official confirmed death in response to questions from CNN on media reports about a man whose family said he suddenly fell ill and died on Monday. The State Department official did not provide details of the person's identity or the cause of his death, but a family member identified him as Vittorio Caruso, 56, by Glen Cove, Long Island. Caruso's daughter-in-law, Lisa Maria Caruso, told News 12 Long Island that Vittorio Caruso died after having suffered from respiratory distress and possibly a heart attack during a vacation. ” data-src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/151118151232-02-dominican-republic-best-beaches-small-1
The family received a telephone conversation saying that Caruso is sick, she said. Minutes later, they received a second call telling them he had died, the station said.
According to Lisa Maria Caruso, her son-in-law enjoyed part of her retirement in the Dominican Republic after selling Glen Cove's pizzeria, which he had with his brother for the past 12 years, News 12 Long Island
CNN reached to the Caruso family for comment.
The Dominican Republic's National Police confirmed to CNN that Caruso had died in a hospital in Santo Domingo. According to the police, he received medical assistance from June 11th.
He died of respiratory failure, the police said, citing the doctor. An autopsy is coming. The great death rate has made some Americans wonder if they should cancel the upcoming trips to the Dominican Republic. But officials there tried to assure passengers that death was isolated.
CNN earlier reported that death could potentially be associated with alcohol. The FBI helps local authorities with toxicological tests on at least three of the recent deaths.
Sunday, a hotel and Hard Rock Casino in Punta Cana said they were removing the alcohol packages from the minibar in the guest room. The resort says the decision was taken on its own and not as a result of two deaths that occurred in its property.