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    How Did Jeffrey Epstein Die?

    Jeffrey Epstein was a controversial figure with ties to the elite. So his arrest for sex trafficking and eventual death led to major debate all over the United States. Some believed it was suicide while others were convinced it was murder in captivity. 

    But what happened on the night of 10 August 2019 remains a mystery. Let’s take a closer look at Epstein’s death.

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    What Happened To Jeffrey Epstein?

    What was Jeffrey Epstein's net worth at the time of his death?
    Jeffrey Epstein

    Jeffrey Epstein was arrested on charges of sex trafficking among several other charges. However, he died in jail before his sentence could be carried out.

    The guards found Epstein’s body in his cell in an unresponsive state. He was found in a kneeling position and had a strip of bedsheet wrapped around his neck. Reportedly the guards tried to perform CPR on him but when he did not respond they alerted their supervisors.

    Epstein was then transported to the New York Downtown Hospital while he was in cardiac arrest. But the doctors declared him dead at the hospital at 6:39 am. 

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    What Are The Conspiracy Theories Surrounding Epstein’s Death?

    After his death, an autopsy was conducted by New York City’s Chief Medical Examiner Barbara Sampson. Meanwhile, pathologist Michael Baden was sent by Epstein’s lawyers to observe the autopsy. And after a four-hour-long autopsy, Epstein’s death was ruled as suicide. 

    However, the conspiracy surrounding his death remains. An anonymous source reported that broken bones found in Epstein’s neck were similar to ‘victims of homicide by strangulation’. 

    One thing that was certain was that there were many violations of prison rules on the night of Epstein’s death. Also, Jeffrey Epstein threatened to release ‘compromising information‘ about some notable political figures. All these lead to a big conspiracy theory that Epstein was murdered. 

    Epstein’s defense attorney Reid Weingarten and his brother both have denied that his death was a suicide. The attorneys had met Epstein the evening of his death and said, “We did not see a despairing, despondent, suicidal person”.

    His brother also rejected the suicide ruling by saying, “I could see if he got a life sentence, I could then see him taking himself out, but he had a bail hearing coming up.” 

    When more details surrounding Epstein’s death were made public, a meme became popular saying “Epstein didn’t kill himself”. Netizens took to social media with the conspiracy theory and the meme in circulation.

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    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu
    Nilova Jasu is an entertainment author at FirstCuriosity. With prior experience working at various celebrity blogs, she takes pride in being a know-it-all when it comes to pop culture. Being a student of medicine, Grey's Anatomy is Nilova's 'comfort watch'. A massive fan of Robert Downey Jr, whenever she is not reading up on the latest celebrity scoop on Instagram and Twitter, Nilova's busy buring her head in storybooks, playing with her pet cats or bingeing on the latest Netflix release.

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