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Bee sting kills middle-aged man

A sting from a bee or wasp has killed 46-year-old Vladimir Novak of Mequon.

He was sitting outside in his yard when he was stung. His mother-in-law says he fell to the ground almost immediately.

A doctor who lived nearby rushed over tried to save him. Novak was pronounced dead at a hospital in Ozaukee. The county coroner says the cause of death was anaphylactic shock in reaction to an insect sting.

Family members describe Novak as a "big, healthy guy" who had been stung before without any severe reaction.