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Yoga instructor dies in front of class

An elderly yoga instructor died in front of her class on June 3.

According to the state Medical Examiner’s Office, Cynthia Lyman, 71, died of natural causes at 10:05 a.m. The report indicates she had a cardiac event caused by a ruptured aortic dissection. She suffered from hypertension and had cardiovascular disease.

Sgt. DB Gates, media relations officer for King County Sherriff’s Office, said the victim was teaching a class of approximately 13 people at LA Fitness, 27245 172nd Ave. SE., when she collapsed. A couple people performed CPR until fire aid arrived, Gates said. Lyman was pronounced dead at the scene.

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