A man died Friday after having an apparent heart attack while shopping at the Walmart on U.S. 280 in Phenix City, authorities said.
The death during Black Friday shopping was a sad note to the holiday season, with witnesses on Facebook expressing their condolences.
Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry said Teddy Venable, 71, had a history of heart problems. He was pronounced dead at 3:32 p.m. at the Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Phenix City.
Some on social media said Venable had been shopping for children’s toys, but Sumbry said he could not confirm that.
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Because of Venable’s medical history, no autopsy will be necessary, Sumbry said.