Did Lenin Die of Sleep Apnea?

In my periodic quest to find famous people and celebrities who might have obstructive sleep apnea, I came across someone who died over 88 years ago:  Vladimir Lenin.

In a recent article in the New York Times, various experts describe his medical ailments that lead up to his massive stroke and death at the age of 53. His cerebral arteries were found to be almost completely clogged. He supposedly had major sleep problems and had chronic headaches. He also had a strong family history of cardiovascular diseases, with his father dying of a cerebral hemorrhage at age 54, and siblings dying of a heart attack and stroke.

Lastly, notice that he had a mustache and a goatee. Many men with weak chins grow facial hair to make their chins more prominent. It’s not surprising that he also had narrow, triangular facial features. Take a look at his picture in the New York Times. It seems like he had a fat neck as well. 

What do you think about my theory?

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