Coroners with the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office have determined that Supervisor Paul Teixeira died of a heart attack resulting from a blocked artery.
The coroner’s unit conducted an autopsy Thursday, which revealed that Teixeira died of natural causes, according to a news release. Teixeira died late Wednesday at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria.
A funeral Mass and memorial celebration have been set for next week, according to Tom Geaslen, a longtime friend who managed Teixeira's campaign for county supervisor.
A visitation will be held starting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 298 S. Thompson Ave. in Nipomo, with a rosary at 7 p.m.
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A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, followed by a graveside service at the Santa Maria Cemetery. The graveside service will be private. A memorial celebration at the Madonna Expo Center, 100 Madonna Road in San Luis Obispo, will follow starting between 12:30 and 1 p.m., Geaslen said.