Colorado Man Chokes on Doughnut, Dies

A man died in a Denver doughnut shop this morning, and the coroner has confirmed his cause of death was asphyxia, due to obstruction of the airway. 

The 42-year-old man was a Voodoo Doughnut, a popular shop on East Colfax in Denver, trying the shops challenge that involves eating a half-pound doughnut in 80 seconds or less.

The other people in the shop were unable to perform the Heimlich maneuver to save him. 

Voodoo released a statement saying the company is saddened by what happened and is cooperating with police.

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