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Paul Lyndon Branson II, 47, St. Joseph, Mo., formerly of Manhattan, died suddenly Sunday, July 27, 2014, at his parents’ home.

According to a family member, Mr. Branson died after suffering either a pulmonary embolism or a heart attack. Efforts to revive him by family members and emergency workers were unsuccessful.

Branson had suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident earlier this month. On July 7, he was riding his 2002 BMW motorcycle north on Interstate 29 just south of St. Joseph, Mo., when he was caught in a thunderstorm. He

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