Ruptured Bowel to Blame for “Ocean’s Eleven” Producer’s Death

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ruptured bowelSources today confirmed that famous Hollywood film producer Jerry Weintraub died Monday due to complications from a ruptured bowel.

After falling ill at a Fourth of July barbecue, Weintraub, who produced successful films such as The Karate Kid and Ocean’s Eleven (a remake of the 1960 original Ocean’s 11), was rushed to hospital. It was determined by a CT scan that Weintraub originally had a bowel obstruction—a condition in which the large or small intestine is blocked and causes abdominal pain.

Although the condition was determined to be non-life-threatening, Weintraub, 77, was kept in hospital for observation.

On Monday morning, Weintraub suffered a heart attack. A second CT scan confirmed that the Emmy award-winning producer had suffered a ruptured bowel, which subsequently spread deadly bacteria throughout his body.

He then suffered a second heart attack and passed away some time later.

A ruptured bowel or gastrointestinal perforation (GP) is a very painful condition that requires immediate emergency care. GP can lead to peritonitis—an inflammation of the membrane that lines the abdominal cavity.

GP can be caused by multiple illnesses, such as appendicitis, ulcers, and gallstones. It can also be caused by blunt trauma or taking certain medications, such as aspirin, NSAIDs or steroids.

Source for Today’s Article:
“Revealed: Award-winning producer Jerry Weintraub, 77, died after painful bowel rupture triggered two heart attacks,” Daily Mail web site, July 7, 2015;