Matt Lauer's Former Co-Host Dies from Alcohol Abuse

WJAR former PM magazine host Sheila Martines Pina was found dead and the coroner says chronic alcohol abuse, was to blame.

Pina, who hosted the show with now Today Show Anchor Matt Lauer, was found dead Feb. 5 in her South Dartmouth home, after a family member called police about 9 a.m.

The state medical examiner's office also said the manner of death for the 58-year-old Martines Pina was ruled to be natural causes.

For many years, she fought a highly publicized battle against alcoholism and served jail time for drunken driving.