Bal Harbour police chief dies months after suffering massive heart attack

Mark Overton never regained consciousness after heart attack on July 4


BAL HARBOUR, Fla. – Bal Harbour police Chief Mark Overton died Thursday, months after suffering a massive heart attack.

Overton, who was a fitness fiend and a health nut who rarely got sick, collapsed on the Fourth of July in front of his wife after they worked out together.

"He was always very, very healthy, so it was just a shock," Esther Overton told Local 10 News last month.

Doctors found major blockage in three of his arteries. Overton never regained consciousness after the heart attack.

Local 10 News reporter Erica Rakow was told that Overton's feeding tube was removed earlier this week and that his organs were slowly shutting down.

He is survived by his wife and their two children.

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