Yukon coroner Kirsten Macdonald says foul play is not suspected in the death of a Whitehorse man last week, in the city's McIntyre subdivision.

According to preliminary autopsy results, Bruce Smith, 49, died of natural causes. The autopsy was performed Tuesday in Vancouver.

The coroner, along with RCMP, launched an investigation into Smith's death last Friday, after being called to a home in the Kwanlin Dün neighbourhood early in the morning. Macdonald says police and emergency responders tried to resuscitate Smith, but were unable.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, at about 4 a.m.

Macdonald says a final ruling on the cause and manner of Smith's death will take several months, pending toxicology results.


  • An earlier version of this story incorrectly referred to the deceased in the photo caption as Macdonald rather than Smith.
    Feb 04, 2016 11:50 AM CT