Coroner's report on death of BoE's Walton

Former Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member, David Walton, was killed by a rare flesh-eating bug, a coroner's officer report has shown.

Walton died suddenly on 21 June last year with no explanation given for his death. Paul Boak, of the coroner's officer in Cheltenham, England, said he died from the bacterial infection necrotizing fasciitis.

Walton had overcome leukemia, a cancer-like disease of the white blood cells, some years before.

Diseases such as leukemia that suppress the immune

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