Cause Of Death

Comedian Joan Rivers onstage at the The Comedy Central Roast Of Joan Rivers held at CBS Studios on July 26, 2009 in Studio City, California. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Medical Examiner: Joan Rivers Died Of Brain Damage, A ‘Predictable Complication’

Legendary comic Joan Rivers died of brain damage due to a lack of oxygen as a “predictable” complication of surgery, medical officials announced Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/16/2014

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Coroner Releases Cause Of Death For 3 Of 5 Teens Who Died In Fiery Irvine Crash

The Orange County Coroner Wednesday released the cause of the death for three of the five teens killed in a fiery car crash in Irvine.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2014

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Friends, Colleagues Mourn Death Of Missing Arcadia Firefighter

Michael Herdman was a husband, father and seven year veteran of the Arcadia Fire Department.

06/27/2014

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Coroner: Walker Died From Traumatic, Thermal Injuries In Car Crash

Actor Paul Walker died from combined traumatic and thermal injuries as a result of a car crash, the Los Angeles County Coroner said Wednesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/04/2013

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OC Coroner Identifies Mother, Daughter Found Dead In Stanton

Authorities said autopsies of a Stanton mother and daughter found dead in a seniors’ apartment complex were inconclusive.

08/28/2013

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Autopsy Planned On Former Lake Elsinore Council Member

An autopsy has been scheduled for Monday on the body of former Lake Elsinore council member, George Alongi.

02/17/2013

Huell Howser, host of KCET's "California Gold," died on Jan. 6 at the age of 67. (credit:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Huell Howser Died Of Prostate Cancer

Longtime TV host Huell Howser died after a battle with prostate cancer, according to an official death certificate obtained by TMZ.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/15/2013

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Toxicology Testing Due In Scott Sterling Death

An autopsy has been conducted on the body of Scott Ashley Sterling, son of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

01/03/2013

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Rodney King’s Death Ruled An Accidental Drowning

Rodney King died as the result of an accidental drowning, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s official report released Thursday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/23/2012

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Report: Coroner To Change Natalie Wood’s Cause Of Death

The Los Angeles Coroner’s office has decided to change Natalie Wood’s cause of death from accidental drowning to “undetermined.”

07/06/2012

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Coroner’s Officials Say Man Found Dead In SUV Died From Gunshot Wound

A man found dead inside a Cadillac Escalade in the Fairfax district died from a gunshot wound to his chest, the coroner’s office announced Tuesday.

06/12/2012

Andrew Breitbart, conservative commentator and media publisher, died on Mar. 1 at the age of 43 from natural causes.  (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Coroner Confirms Conservative Blogger Andrew Breitbart Died Of Heart Failure

The Los Angeles County coroner’s office has confirmed that conservative blogger and commentator Andrew Breitbart died last month of heart failure stemming from coronary disease.

04/20/2012

Singer Whitney Houston at Pre-Grammy Gala

Report: Houston’s Body To Be Flown To New Jersey For Funeral

An autopsy on the singer was completed Sunday; however the coroner is not officially saying what killed the six-time Grammy winner.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/13/2012

Rapper Heavy D died on Nov. 8 at the age of 44. (credit: Chris McKay/Getty Images)

Coroner Releases Heavy D’s Cause Of Death

According to an autopsy, Dwight Errington Myers died from a pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/27/2011

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Mystery Of Dead Woman Deepens In Palm Desert

Officials still do not know the identity — or cause of death — of a woman whose body was found Tuesday by a jogger near a Palm Desert utility road.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/31/2011

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