The word is ... no word.
A medical explanation for the death of entertainer Danny Gans at age 52, which shocked Las Vegas last month, is still at least two weeks away.
"It's not available for release, and we're still poring over the information," Clark County Coroner Michael Murphy said Thursday about toxicology reports that have been submitted to a medical examiner. "We've gathered what we believe is all the critical information, and now we anticipate an answer within the next couple of weeks," he said, but added that it could take longer.
"You need to remember that Mr. Gans died on May 1 and we're just at the beginning of June and it takes two to four weeks just to gather that information, so we're in the right time frame. And once you get all the information, it could create the need to do other testing. But all the initial information is in, so we have to review it and see where it goes."
Murphy declined to speculate about possible findings. Gans' family members have said he was on medication to control high blood pressure, but otherwise had no health issues as far as they knew.
They are "doing as well as can be expected," said Gans' manager, Chip Lightman. "They're obviously grieving and just trying to take it one day at a time because six to eight weeks, that's a long time."
He said the coroner had promised Gans' wife, Julie, that she would be the first to be called when test results come in.
Lightman has said that on the night before Gans died, the entertainer had slept poorly. Police responded to a call from Gans' Henderson home at around 3:45 a.m. May 1. Paramedics arrived but could not resuscitate him.
A memorial service for Gans was held May 21 at the Encore, where Gans had performed. Those in attendance included his wife and three children, Amy, Andrew and Emily, and Donny and Marie Osmond, Steve and Elaine Wynn, Clint Holmes, Rita Rudner, Criss Angel, Carrot Top, George Wallace and former Gov. Bob Miller.