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First Heat-Related Death Of The Year On South Side

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CHICAGO (STMW) – A 36-year-old man who fell ill at work on the South Side Tuesday afternoon died of heat stroke — the first heat-related death of the year, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

Ronald Guyton, complained at dizziness at work at 15 W. 87th St. about 3 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. Police had no details about his occupation.

Guyton, 36, of the 1100 block of North Farnsworth Avenue in Aurora, was taken to Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, where he was pronounced dead at 7:42 p.m. Tuesday, the medical examiner’s office said.

An autopsy on Thursday determined that Guyton’s death was the result of heat stroke, with obesity a contributing factor, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Guyton’s death came just a day after his 36th birthday, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The high temperature recorded at Midway Airport at 3:22 p.m. on Tuesday was 87 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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