Pastry Recall: Person With Salmonella Dies

The RI Health Department has confirmed to ABC6 News that a person who has been hospitalized with salmonella died earlier this month.

However, at this time there is no confirmed link between man's illness and the pastry recall that began last week.

The man, a Providence County resident in his 80s, died on March 23.

Zeppoles made at DeFusco's bakery in Johnston around St. Joseph's Day are the cause of a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 38 people in Rhode Island and 1 in Massachusetts.  Of those 39 people who have fallen ill, 21 of them have been confirmed to have salmonella.  24 of the 39 have been hospitalized.

ABC6 will have more on this story as it develops.