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#101 Petroltorque

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:39

No death of a 33 year old can ever be described as natural. Especially in light of the battery of tests an F1 driver undergoes. It's shocking news and one wonders whether she received enough psychological support from her support staff. She probably had access to plenty of prescribed medication. Suicide looks the likely cause which makes it a double tragedy.

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#102 Diablobb81

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:44

Stop with the suicide speculation based on nothing. It's disrespectful.



#103 ensign14

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:44

The human brain is the most complex object known in the universe.  Mark Donohue died of bleeding on the brain after he had been lucid and walking around.  Brain aneurysms have taken away so many people unexpectedly.  It's a terrible irony that Maria has died just when about to launch a book celebrating the gift of life.

 

It's never easy, but at least she had an extra period of time with her loved ones, that she might never have had. 

 

As Mario Andretti said, unfortunately, racing is also this.



#104 Magoo

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:48

What a tragedy. RIP Maria. 



#105 August

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:51

No death of a 33 year old can ever be described as natural. Especially in light of the battery of tests an F1 driver undergoes. It's shocking news and one wonders whether she received enough psychological support from her support staff. She probably had access to plenty of prescribed medication. Suicide looks the likely cause which makes it a double tragedy.

 

After the injuries she sustained, I wouldn't be so surprised of a sudden but natural death.

 

Anyway, very sad.

 

RIP Maria



#106 Brother Fox

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:52

Such sad news ... To have come so far

#107 HoldenRT

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:52

It's hard for people not to wonder, when it hasn't been ruled out as a possibility.  What she's gone through in the last few years, is more than most people would be able to take.  It's just really sad all around, regardless of what the cause is.



#108 benedetti

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:52

RIP Maria.



#109 SteF1an

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:55

Sad news  :cry: 

RIP Maria



#110 ArkZ

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 10:56

Sad news, RIP Maria.



#111 discover23

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:03

RIP.
Horrible news.

#112 SophieB

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:20

@easonF111m

Authorities in Spain saying that Maria de Villota died from a heart attack. Funeral could be as early as this weekend



#113 wolviex

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:30

It could be heart attack as posted above. Polish Olimpic medalist (if I remeber well) died young suddenly because of thrombosis. Can happen to anyone and when it happens the death is sudden and impossible to rescue.

 

Very sad....



#114 Longtimefan

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:36

Oh no.. Very sad to read this :(

RIP :'(

#115 kimster89

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:39

It would be so tragic if its discovered that her dead had nothing to do with her accident and just a sudden death, which can happen to all of us. She fought so bravely through tough moments. 

 

We must cherish every single day when we are here and alive.

 

 

RIP Maria



#116 Jon83

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:43

No death of a 33 year old can ever be described as natural. Especially in light of the battery of tests an F1 driver undergoes. It's shocking news and one wonders whether she received enough psychological support from her support staff. She probably had access to plenty of prescribed medication. Suicide looks the likely cause which makes it a double tragedy.

 

None of us have a clue what happened and nor should we.



#117 ANF

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:53

I guess we will have to wait for the autopsy before we add de Villota to the list of fatal accidents...



#118 prty

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:56

Stop with the suicide speculation based on nothing. It's disrespectful.

 

Indeed. The latest news:

 

http://www.abc.es/de...1310110812.html

 

- Still waiting for autopsy, there is a concern that a detachment of brain mass have taken place, as a consequence of the accident

- Yesterday night she had a strong headache, and got a medicament for it.
 

By the way, for those who didn't knew, she had married after her accident.


Edited by prty, 11 October 2013 - 11:58.


#119 William Hunt

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:57

Stop with the suicide speculation based on nothing. It's disrespectful.

 

No this is not disrespectful at all. I am sure that anyone, including myself, who saw the news immediately made this link. It is a normal reaction when a woman of 33 is found lifeless in a hotel room, in any case: you cannot call it natural at that age. That some people speculate at this does not mean that they don't care about her or the grief of the familly, the fact that they speculate probably means that they do care. RIP Maria.



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#120 peroa

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:01

No this is not disrespectful at all. I am sure that anyone, including myself, who saw the news immediately made this link. It is a normal reaction when a woman of 33 is found lifeless in a hotel room, in any case: you cannot call it natural at that age. That some people speculate at this does not mean that they don't care about her or the grief of the familly, the fact that they speculate probably means that they do care. RIP Maria.

It is, extremely so, in fact.



#121 Gilles4Ever

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:04

Please just pay your repects or supply additional information and move on.

 

Bickering about what is respectful or not puts all of you on the same level.



#122 Linther

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:10

RIP Maria. My heartfelt condolences to her Family.



#123 fabr68

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:13

RIP

#124 JHSingo

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:16

Sad news. Cruelly ironic that she survived that horrific accident to die like this. RIP.

 

Thoughts with her friends and family.



#125 fabr68

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:19

No this is not disrespectful at all. I am sure that anyone, including myself, who saw the news immediately made this link. It is a normal reaction when a woman of 33 is found lifeless in a hotel room, in any case: you cannot call it natural at that age. That some people speculate at this does not mean that they don't care about her or the grief of the familly, the fact that they speculate probably means that they do care. RIP Maria.


She had a terrible accident with massive head trauma and brain injuries to the point it was a miracle she survived. She was undergoing periodic medical checks so it is not any healthy 33-year woman found dead in a hotel room.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:26

It is, extremely so, in fact.

 

Mental health issues are real and shouldn't be dismissed or viewed as something more taboo than any other health issue. I'm not saying this is how she died, but just pointing a fact out.



#127 george1981

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:27

Really sad news. I wonder if any of the teams are going to put tributes on their cars for her this weekend?

I guess Marussia might do something as she drove for them; although there was some dispute over the cause of the accident.

I thought Alonso was close to her, maybe he'll do something.



#128 JRUK

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:35

RIP :(

Mental health issues are real and shouldn't be dismissed or viewed as something more taboo than any other health issue. I'm not saying this is how she died, but just pointing a fact out.


Sure but now is not the time to play a guessing game. If it was suicide, we will soon know. If it was natural causes, we will soon know. For now, there are more important things than being the first to correctly guess her cause of death.

#129 BillyWhizz

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:42

RIP. Very sad news.



#130 JHSingo

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:54

Mental health issues are real and shouldn't be dismissed or viewed as something more taboo than any other health issue. I'm not saying this is how she died, but just pointing a fact out.

 

Nobody here is saying that. We're simply saying these internet experts who have already come to the conclusion of how she died (when there is no official confirmation) should really stop. What is it really achieving? Nothing.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 12:58

She had a terrible accident with massive head trauma and brain injuries to the point it was a miracle she survived. She was undergoing periodic medical checks so it is not any healthy 33-year woman found dead in a hotel room.

Speculation is not appropriate at this time. The facts will come out in due course. Please don't speculate and please don't encourage others to.

 

RIP Maria



#132 Jimisgod

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:00

What a tragedy. I hope it isn't connected to the crash.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:01

 

I would like to go off-topic for a little tiny moment (I hope it's okay) and explain the detail about the funeral possibly taking place this weekend, because I know people from more northern parts of Europe might find it weird or even suspicious.

 

In Spain, it is customary to carry out funerals and burials (or the option the family chooses) as soon as possible, usually 24 to 48 hours after the person passes away. Therefore, it's very probable the funeral takes place as soon as the authorities give her back to her family.



#134 fabr68

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:03

Speculation is not appropriate at this time. The facts will come out in due course. Please don't speculate and please don't encourage others to.

RIP Maria


I am not speculating but rather downplaying those who are speculating.

I agree the causes are irrelevant. We should instead honor a great person.

#135 Jimisgod

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:05

You'd hope they spend time to find the cause with 100% accuracy. It's important in this case because it may have implications for trauma recovery in the future.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:13

Last thing I wanted to see on checking the front page for FP1-2 times. :|

 

Goodbye Maria! :cry:



#137 MaxScelerate

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:22

Sad news to start a day to... :(

 

Godspeed Maria.



#138 MP4XX

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:30

Sad news to wake to this morning. My sincerest condolences to her family. Can we please refrain from morbid speculation and just pay our respects? Just maybe it is a bit too early for that.



#139 TheUltimateWorrier

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:37

Sad news, RIP.



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#140 g1n

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:38

 

Wow a fit sport person (non smoking or drinking as well) dying due to heart attack at 33, no hope for me then.



#141 Kobasmashi

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:38

Head injuries are scary things, if her death is indeed connected to the accident. It was the absolute definition of a "freak" accident as well, such an unfortunate turn of events

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:51

This is sad news. :(

My condolences to her family and friends.



#143 RosannaG

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 13:55

Her family posted this message on her Facebook page short after her death:

 

"Dear friends: Maria has left us. She had to go to heaven like all angels. I give thanks to God for the year and a half that he left her with us."



#144 Taxi

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:07

Sad news in my birthday :cry: .

 

I like to think Maria is there having a chat about the passion of driving fast cars with Senna,  Clark and Colin. RIP. :cry:



#145 Pharazon

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:08

such a shame RIP



#146 crespo

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:08

:cry:

 

as.com reporting autopsy confirms death by natural causes. Haven't pinpointed the issue, but defo natural causes. Stop the speculating, please.



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:23

I'm surprised the Spanish police would make a statement like natural causes without having seen a coroners PM or seen a toxicology report. It's possible their statement was loss in translation and the meant there was no suspicion of foul play. From my experience dealing with the critically injured, they all undergo major work up before any procedure. Sudden onset death in the under 45s is usually due to a circulatory problem, be it cardiac or vascular. Bearing in mind she was treated at one of the best units in the UK it's inconceivable the could have missed this. In any event we'll have to wait for a coroners report. But for right know her family deserves our condolences.

#148 Petroltorque

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:24

I'm surprised the Spanish police would make a statement like natural causes without having seen a coroners PM or seen a toxicology report. It's possible their statement was loss in translation and the meant there was no suspicion of foul play. From my experience dealing with the critically injured, they all undergo major work up before any procedure. Sudden onset death in the under 45s is usually due to a circulatory problem, be it cardiac or vascular. Bearing in mind she was treated at one of the best units in the UK it's inconceivable the could have missed this. In any event we'll have to wait for a coroners report. But for right know her family deserves our condolences.

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:26

I'm surprised the Spanish police would make a statement like natural causes without having seen a coroners PM or seen a toxicology report.

 

And who says that is the case?

 

http://www.marca.com...1381472354.html

 

La autopsia practicada en el Instituto Anatómico Forense de Sevilla confirmó que María de Villota murió por causas "absolutamente naturales",

 

The autopsy that took place in the Forensic Anatomic Institute of Seville confirmed that Maria de Villota died of "absolutely natural" reasons



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Posted 11 October 2013 - 14:35

It could be heart attack as posted above. Polish Olimpic medalist (if I remeber well) died young suddenly because of thrombosis. Can happen to anyone and when it happens the death is sudden and impossible to rescue.

 

Very sad....

thought of possibility of thrombosis too. Some drugs are known to have risks to cause the symptom, and it could be due to the drugs she might have been taking for the injuries.

Even if it's not, heart attack can occur, and to anyone. We constantly hear deaths of athletes (or any healthy famous people) by heart attack. It's not strange at all.

For Maria's case it's inevitable to some degree that speculation goes bit wild, but reading what's coming out so far, it look to me that she tried to live until last minute.

That she had severe headache last night is so painful coz that can be due to the injuries, and she couldve been suffering such condition time to time. Imagining what she's been through - losing eye, head injury and aftereffect, and heart attack - , it's just too painful..