Doctor's letter: Nothing suspicious about Scalia's death

A Texas district attorney said there was nothing suspicious about Antonin Scalia's death, citing a letter from the Supreme Court's doctor, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

Scalia suffered from health problems including coronary artery disease, obesity and diabetes, which likely contributed to his death, according to the letter.

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Presidio County District Attorney Rod Ponton referenced the letter in explaining why an autopsy was not necessary.

After Scalia died during a hunting trip in Texas earlier this month, rumors circulated suggesting questions about the death.

Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCarson: 'I'm glad that Trump is drawing all the fire' away from me OPINION | Hey Dems, Russia won't define 2018, so why not fix your party's problems instead? Russian lawyer who met Trump Jr. represented spy agency: report MORE seemed to flirt with the idea that Scalia was murdered during a radio interview earlier this month, where he said it was "pretty unusual" that Scalia was found dead with a pillow over his head.

“I just landed and I’m hearing it’s a big topic,” Trump responded. “But they say they found a pillow on his face, which is a pretty unusual place to find a pillow."