Beard died from smoke inhalation, according to the Snohomish County Medical Examiner's Office. His death was ruled an accident.
The fire was reported about 9:30 p.m. Thursday at the historic McCrossen Building, just west of Comcast Arena on Hewitt Avenue.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. The building was destroyed, with a damage estimate at $1 million as of Tuesday.
The city also has activated a telephone line, 425-257-7011, for people with questions about the fire.
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