- Dale Mooney, 53, died Sunday after an altercation with a Miami Dolphins fan
- The lifelong Patriots supporter was rushed to the hospital from Gillette Stadium
- Images show him jumping into a position just before the confrontation
Boston authorities are awaiting an autopsy on the Patriots fan who died after being punched by a Miami Dolphins supporter.
Dale Mooney, 53, died Sunday at Gillette Stadium after being beaten to death by another fan after becoming involved in an argument.
Sources said Boston25 that the Norfolk District Attorney’s office is awaiting autopsy results to determine if the confrontation played a role in his death.
The medical examiner will see if he had a heart attack, which could be from natural causes or an act of violence.
Legal experts have also warned that charges in the case are likely to come after the completion of the autopsy.
Dale Mooney, 53, died Sunday at Gillette Stadium after being beaten to death by another fan after becoming involved in an argument
The Norfolk District Attorney confirmed that no charges are currently being filed in connection with the incident.
DaiylMail.com did not receive an immediate response when contacting the medical examiner’s office for comment.
It comes after Gilette Stadium released a statement on his death, confirming they are ‘assisting’ with the investigation.
“We are heartbroken to learn of the tragic passing of Dale Mooney, a lifelong Patriots fan and 30-year season ticket member, who died while attending last Sunday night’s Patriots game,” they said.
‘We continue to work with local authorities to assist them with their ongoing investigation.
“We extend our sincere condolences and condolences to Dale’s family and to all those mourning his loss.”
Mooney’s wife, Lisa, said her husband was a lifelong Patriots fan, having been a season ticket holder for 30 years.
The father-of-two has been described as having the “patience of a saint” who once risked his own life to save a child trapped between rocks at a Hampton Beach jetty.
Mooney left behind his two children and wife Lisa after the altercation at Gillette Stadium on Sunday night
As he pushed his way through, the brawl broke out when Mooney’s Patriots hat fell off just before he was hit in the temple and fell to the ground.
Mooney, who was 39 at the time of the 2009 incident, rushed to help the girl who had tried to free her boogie board from the rocks, according to Seacoastonline.
“The waves were crashing over her and she couldn’t even stand on her feet,” Mooney told the station. ‘She kept falling between the rocks trying to keep her head above water, we were both quite scared at the time.’
Friends of Mooney claim the Dolphins fans “verbally taunted” him before the fight broke out, with one hitting him in the head.
The video shows him inserting himself into the crowd as some tried to break up and others distanced themselves.
Police and firefighters responded to the incident around 10:57 p.m., with Mooney rushed to Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro, where he was pronounced dead.
His distraught wife Lisa told WCVB: “Numb. I just feel numb. I just can’t even believe this is real. It takes a lot to make him angry, and he has the patience of a saint. I just don’t understand what happened.’
Mooney had attended the game Sunday night with three of his friends, during which first responders performed CPR.