Michael Sands Death Deli Meat
Michael Sands Death Deli Meat, A famed Hollywood publicist who claimed to be an undercover CIA operative who helped capture terrorists choked to death on a deli meat sample at an upmarket Los Angeles supermarket, according to The Wrap.
Michael Sands, who was also the brains behind Mr Blackwell’s annual Worst Dressed List, was tasting a piece of beef at Gelson’s Deli Counter in Century City when it became lodged in his throat.
The 66-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene for five minutes but was revived and taken to Cedars Sinai hospital where he was placed in an induced coma.
Sands passed away on April 6, almost two weeks after the tragic accident on March 24.
Sands’ son Nick told The Wrap that his father suffered from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease which caused the beef sample to become stuck in his narrow passageways.
The deputy editor of P****oy Magazine, Stephen Randall, who did not know Sands, witnessed the incident and told The Wrap that he saw no signs of life in the man.
Sands, who was a former model and actor, caused a stir when he claimed to be influential in the 2003 capture of Abu Abbas, the infamous terrorist who masterminded the hijacking of the Achille Lauro cruise ship in 1985.