ME: Boy Died Of Natural Causes After Disney Ride

The death of a terminally ill 12-year-old boy, who died after riding Walt Disney World’s Space Mountain, has been ruled a natural death.

The boy, Rame Masarwa, suffered from terminal cancer of the lungs, abdomen and spine, according to the Medical Examiner's Office for Orange and Osceola counties.

He fainted after riding Space Mountain at Magic Kingdom the afternoon of Aug. 1. He was transported to Florida Hospital Celebration and died that night, according to records.

Rame's death was ruled natural by Associate Medical Examiner Dr. Angellee S. Chen after an external examination and review of his medical history. A metastatic pulmonary blastoma tumor was cited as the cause.

Masarwa was in the Magic Kingdom as a last wish, courtesy of the Give Kids the World program, a nonprofit organization that sponsors wish fulfillments for children with life-threatening illnesses.

Rame's death is the eighth involving Disney World rides and water park attractions in the past two years.


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