CORONER: No Foul Play In Death of Katie Holmes’ Brother in Law

Apr. 16 2009, Published 8:58 a.m. ET

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On Easter Sunday, Joseph Jeffrey Fretti- the husband of Katie Holmes’ eldest sister Tamera- died suddenly at the Sarasota, Fl., home of his mother Shirley. While the cause of his passing will take weeks to be determined, the coroner confirmed to that there were “no obvious signs of foul play.”

Dr. Vega of the Sarasota Coroner’s office also said “there was no sufficient evidence to determine the cause of the death. We are going to do tissue tests, blood test and toxicology tests.”

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As was the first to report, a funeral mass for Fretti is scheduled at Gesu Church in Toledo, Ohio, on April 20. His body was released on Tuesday to a funeral home in Toledo.

Holmes, who was out in Los Angeles Wednesday night for pal Victoria Beckham’s birthday party, is expected to attend the Monday service. It is not known if husband Tom Cruise will attend.

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