The Winnebago County Coroner released the official cause of death for a former Northern Illinois University football player.
Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz says Alex Kube died from cardiac arrhythmia, cardiomegaly and left ventricular hypertrophy. He says that means Kube’s heart stopped beating because his heart was enlarged due to a thickened left ventricle.
Hintz says Kube’s heart weighed more than 700 grams.
“To give you an example, you know, I’m 220 pounds at five foot, ten inches,” Hintz said. “My heart should weigh about 300 grams.”