Kennewick teacher died in sleep of heart failure

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KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) — An autopsy showed that a Kennewick teacher who was found dead at his home last week died of heart failure.

Benton County Coroner John Hansens said Friday that 48-year-old Henry Lee had likely suffered a heart attack 10 to 14 days earlier. The weakened heart ruptured Tuesday while he was sleeping.

KVEW reports (http://bit.ly/qOV3nl ) Lee was a chemistry and health occupation teacher at Southridge High School. A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening in front of the school.

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Information from: KVEW-TV, http://kvew kennewick