Philip Weybourne Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Career, Cause of Death

Philip Weybourne Wiki – Philip Weybourne Bio

Philip Weybourne was a British IT executive who died of a fentanyl overdose during a trip to Disney World in Florida with his wife and young son, a UK court has heard.

Philip Weybourne, the Middle East director of Excis Compliance Limited, died just on the third day of his family vacation in May, according to a hearing into his cause of death.

Age

Philip Weybourne died at the age of 40 years old.

Cause of Death

He went out drinking alone after what his wife, Dorlyn, described as “a relaxing day” drinking champagne during “the best lunch ever”, according to the Times of London on Sunday.

Just two hours after Weybourne went to a bar at Disney’s Yacht Club that night, someone went to his family’s hotel room to tell them he had been taken to a hospital in Celebration.

“I asked if it was heat stroke or a heart attack,” his wife told the Kent court in a statement, the British newspaper said.

Weybourne was already dead when his wife arrived at the hospital, and doctors initially said he died of cardiac arrest.

However, a post-mortem examination showed that he actually had fatal levels of fentanyl in his system.

“This must have been very difficult and distressing for Mr. Weybourne’s family,” Assistant Coroner Catherine Wood said at the hearing.

“I don’t know the circumstances that led to his death as Mr. Weybourne died in another country,” the official said.

However, Weybourne “had no underlying health conditions and I am pleased, following the autopsy findings, that his death was caused by fatal levels of fentanyl.”

Weybourne’s family said after the investigation they did not wish to comment further. “We talked about Philip’s life at his funeral. It’s time to close,” they told the UK Times.

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The synthetic opioid is up to 50 times stronger than heroin, and a dose of just 2 milligrams, the size of two grains of rice, can be fatal.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 71,000 Americans died from fentanyl overdoses last year, nearly 195 a day, by far the leading cause of the 107,622 fatal overdoses overall.

Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Anne Milgram has called it “the deadliest drug threat our nation has ever faced.”

“Fentanyl is everywhere. … no community is safe from this poison.”

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