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Allergic Reaction Killed Man In Bee Attack

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Authorities have ruled that a Roselle man who was attacked by bees in September died of an allergic reaction from the stings.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office tells CBS 2 the death of Bruce Madiar, 62, was ruled as having been caused by anaphylaxis, or an allergic reaction, stemming from bee stings.

Madiar of the 500 block of Dee Lane in Roselle, was trying to tear down a beehive at his home on Sept. 26. The bees apparently became angry, and formed a swarm to attack him.

He was pronounced dead soon afterward at Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village.

Madiar was the father of Eric Madiar, the chief legal counsel and parliamentarian for the Illinois Senate Democrats.