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ABC producer Dax Tejera choked to death while drunk as he and wife left kids alone in NYC hotel room

New York Post logo: MainLogo New York Post 2/8/2023 Tina Moore, Ben Kesslen

An ABC News producer who died after he left his kids at a hotel so he and his wife could go to a posh Midtown restaurant choked because he was drunk, officials said Wednesday.

New York City’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner told The Post that Dax Tejera’s official cause of death was “asphyxia due to obstruction of airway by food bolus complicating acute alcohol intoxication” — not a heart attack as previously stated.

Tejera, who was the executive producer of ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” died on Dec. 23.

His wife Veronica was arrested just hours later for leaving the couple’s young kids alone in a hotel room in the Yale Club. The widow and mother of two was charged with child endangerment but has insisted she was monitoring her children.

ABC News president Kim Goodwin had originally said Tejera died of a heart attack.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates


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