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Hideki Irabu’s death confirmed to be a suicide

Jul 29, 2011, 8:15 PM EDT

Hideki Irabu Reuters

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office confirmed to The Associated Press that Hideki Irabu committed suicide by hanging himself.

The 42-year-old former Yankees pitcher dd not leave a note.

Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter says a friend found Irabu dead in his home in the Los Angeles suburb of Rancho Palos Verdes on Wednesday afternoon. An autopsy was performed Friday, but the results of toxicology tests won’t be known for 6-8 weeks.

Click below for yesterday’s stories on Irabu:

Hideki Irabu’s death

Hideki Irabu’s career

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