The family of a Texas-based Army medic serving in Afghanistan says the man's wife witnessed the officer's death, which happened as the two were video chatting via Skype.
A spokesman at the William Beaumont Army Medical Center told London's Daily Mail Capt Bruce Kevin Clark's death on Monday came from natural causes and was not combat-related or suicide.
Clark's family in upstate New York released a statement saying Clark was having a regular Skype chat with his wife in El Paso when she witnessed her husband's death.
'Bruce's wife tragically witnessed her husband's death during one of their regular Skype video chats. At the time of the incident, the family was hoping for a rescue and miracle, but later learned that it was not to be. Although the circumstances were unimaginable, Bruce's wife and extended family will be forever thankful that he and his wife were together in his last moments," read the statement.
The Pentagon has said only that the 43-year-old officer was formerly from Spencerport, New York, and that his death is under investigation.
Clark was assigned to the William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso and deployed in March. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, aged three and nine.
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