Man who died at Twilite Manor of Cayce had severe pneumonia, according to autopsy report

Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the autopsy results in the case of Mr. Timothy Frank Catalano, 69, of Cayce.  Mr. Catalano had been a resident for 12 years at the Twilite Manor of Cayce prior to his death on Friday.

A pathologist with the Medical University of South Carolina reported that preliminary results of Mr. Catalano’s death to be pending further testing.  Preliminary results did show that Mr. Catalano had severe pneumonia with abscess formation in both lungs, but further studies are needed to determine if there are any other medical conditions that may have contributed to his death. 

Pneumonia is an infection of the air sacs in one or both the lungs.  Symptoms include but are not limited to severe cough with phlegm, fever, chills and difficulty in breathing.  Healthcare providers usually recommend urgent medical attention.  Pneumonia can be dangerous or life-threatening if untreated. Of course, pneumonia is usually treatable by a medical professional if diagnosed in time.  It often requires lab tests or imaging to diagnose and can last several weeks or months.

The manner of death remains under investigation at this time by the Lexington County Coroner’s Office.