01:34 PM EDT 10/22/2013
Originally posted 10/16/2013 02:15PM
Michael Fortunato, who was featured on the MTV reality series Catfish, has died from a pulmonary embolism. He was 26.
MTV News reports that Fortunato passed away Saturday in Hartford, Conn. He had been driving himself to the hospital when his car swerved off the road and hit a fence. Paramedics then transported Fortunato to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The chief medical examiner's office in Farmington, Conn., confirmed to MTV that Fortunato died of a pulmonary embolism due to deep vein thrombosis.
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