Tyrannosaurus Rex killed by a sore throat

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The mighty Tyrannosaurus Rex may have succumbed to a fatal sore throat, scientists believe.

Researchers have found that the undisputed king of the dinosaurs may have been ferocious killer, but it was susceptible to a bacterial infection that stopped it eating.

They believe the illness, which is similar to one that continues to affect eagles and hawks today, was so severe it would have led to a painful death from starvation.

The findings emerged after scientists re-examined holes in the jaws of one of the most famous dinosaur fossils ever unearthed, the 42 feet long, 13 feet high, T-Rex at the Field Museum in Chicago known as Sue.

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