Power Trip frontman Riley Gale’s cause of death confirmed

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The cause of death has been confirmed for late power Trip frontman Riley Gale, who died at the age of 34 in August of 2020.

An autopsy report for Gale has ruled his death accidental, attributing it to the toxic effects of the opioid fentanyl.

Rolling Stone is reporting that the autopsy report was first shared on YouTube by a user called Heavy Metal Picker, and has since been confirmed by the Dallas County Medical Examiner’s office.

As MetalSucks notes, the report acknowledges Gale specifically died from pulmonary edema, a condition caused by excess fluid in the lungs which is present in a large percentage of deaths attributed to fentanyl.

Gale passed away on August 25 last year, with his family confirming the news the following day via Power Trip’s social media.

“Riley was a friend, a brother, a son. Riley was both a larger than life rock star and a humble and giving friend,” Gale’s family wrote at the time.

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