IT Exec Dies Of Fentanyl Poisoning At Disney World

The British technology executive died of fentanyl poisoning while on vacation at Disney World this spring, but the incident appears to have come to light in a recent hearing in England on the matter.
397155 06: Mickey Mouse rides in a parade through Main Street, USA with Cinderella's castle in the background at Disney World's Magic Kingdom November 11, 2001 in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Middle East Director of Excis Compliance Ltd. Philip Weybourne, died on the third day of his family vacation in Florida, according to The Times of London.
  • The 40-year-old Weybourne spent the day with his wife and son before going to a bar on his own, where he collapsed and was transferred to a hospital where he died.
  • He became ill about two hours after going into the bar at Disney’s Yacht Club hotel.
  • Weybourne allegedly had no underlying health conditions. A post-mortem on his remains uncovered fatal levels of the synthetic opioid, fentanyl, in his system,

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