It has been revealed that the former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic died of heart failure. The UN War Crimes Tribunal in the Hague has published the results of an initial post-mortem examination. However, the statement did not pinpoint what caused the problem. It said further tests would be carried out.
“The prosecution service of The Hague informed the registrar that a toxicological examination will still be carried out. The Tribunal has been informed that the final report will be issued as soon as possible”, a spokeswoman said.
It is expected that Milosevic’s remains will be released to his family later today.
The 64-year-old, who had a heart condition and high blood pressure, was found dead in his cell in the Hague on Saturday. He was on trial for genocide and war crimes during the Balkans Wars of the 1990’s.