Feb 13, 2016 5:21 PM

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia found dead of apparent natural causes in Texas


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was reported dead on Saturday after federal officials say he failed to appear at breakfast at a resort in the Big Bend region of Texas where he was visiting.

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According to the San Antonio Express News, Scalia, 79, was a guest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch.

Scalia arrived at the ranch on Friday and attended a private party with about 40 people. When he did not appear for breakfast, a person associated with the ranch went to his room and found a body.

A federal official who asked not to be named said there was no evidence of foul play and it appeared that Scalia died of natural causes.

Scalia was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan.


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