Big big news: Ken Lay dies of heart attack


I suspect that many former Enron employees will be surprised to hear that he had a heart to begin with, but Ken Lay died from a massive coronary heart attack early this morning (July 5th).

He and Linda were vacationing in Aspen, Colorado at the time of his death. (see Chronicle and CNN stories)

Update: There are lots of interesting viewpoints and data on Lay’s death on the Chronicle’s Enron TrialWatch blog – add your own on the forums

3 Comments so far

  1. a~lotus (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 2:56 pm

    yeah, i was really surprised with this.. didn’t know that was going to happen either.

  2. morton hurley (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 5:10 pm

    I was thinking that he would commit suicide before entering a jail cell. And actually, that’s what I thought had happened when I heard the news.

    I suppose now he’s got a greater judge to answer to. Plus, didn’t a couple of people commit suicide after Enron?

  3. shawn (unregistered) on July 5th, 2006 @ 8:19 pm

    J. Clifford Baxter was the Enron exec that commited suicide. I’m not sure if there were others.

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