Friends of paleontologist said he didn't die from bacteria

Colleagues of paleontologist Mike Getty denied the 50-year-old died from exposure to fossil bacteria, saying no germ could survive millions of years. Getty died Monday in Colorado.

Colleagues of world famous paleontologist Mike Getty shot down speculation that the 50-year-old died from exposure to ancient bacteria in dinosaur fossils while he was working on an excavation site in Colorado on Monday.Getty, who was the chief fossil preparator at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, died shortly after he complained that he felt sick and collapsed, DailyMail.com exclusively learned. Friends and co-workers of the dinosaur expert claim that he was fit and had no preexistin...