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August 8, 1992
A public funeral will be held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park for rock drummer Jeff Porcaro, who died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. An autopsy to determine the cause of the heart attack was conducted Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office but the results will not be known until next week. A coroner's spokesman had theorized that Porcaro's death may have been related to the inhalation of a pesticide the drummer was applying to his lawn shortly before his death.
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December 19, 1992
In Steve Hochman's article on the benefit for Jeff Porcaro's children, he referred to the band having attended Grant High School in Van Nuys ("Paying Tribute to Toto's Jeff Porcaro," Dec. 14). David Paich attended Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills for four years, where he graduated in 1972. CHRIS TURKMANY Manager of Community Relations Chaminade College Preparatory Chatsworth
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Porcaro, drummer for the rock band Toto, died of hardening of the arteries caused by cocaine use--not from an allergic reaction to a pesticide as originally reported, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday, The 38-year-old rock star fell ill after spraying insecticide in the yard of his Hidden Hills home Aug. 5, and died that evening at Humana Hospital-West Hills.
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December 16, 1992 | DON HECKMAN
It would be nice to think that Jeff Porcaro was watching, from somewhere, the all-star tribute to his memory at the Universal Amphitheatre on Monday. The Toto drummer, who died in August of an apparent heart attack, would surely have been delighted by the lineup of past associates who turned out for a rip-roaring celebration of his remarkable career.
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December 16, 1992 | DON HECKMAN
It would be nice to think that Jeff Porcaro was watching, from somewhere, the all-star tribute to his memory at the Universal Amphitheatre on Monday. The Toto drummer, who died in August of an apparent heart attack, would surely have been delighted by the lineup of past associates who turned out for a rip-roaring celebration of his remarkable career.
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December 14, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Porcaro takes a deep breath before discussing his feelings about tonight's Universal Amphitheatre concert tribute to his late brother and fellow Toto band member, drummer Jeff Porcaro. It's been four months since Jeff, 38, died after suffering a heart attack in the back yard of his Hidden Hills home, but Mike says he still hasn't come fully to grips with the loss.
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August 17, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro from an apparent heart attack at age 38 was a shock to longtime fans of the Grammy-winning band. It also touched a nerve among the thirtysomething crowd who attended Grant High School in Van Nuys during the early 1970s, when Porcaro, his brothers and several other graduates made the fairy-tale leap from garage band to the Big Time before they were even old enough to buy beer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The drummer for the Grammy-winning rock band Toto suffered a heart attack and died Wednesday night after a possible allergic reaction to a pesticide he was spraying in the yard at his Hidden Hills home, authorities said. An autopsy is scheduled for today to determine what caused the death of Jeff Porcaro, 38, who helped found the group that sold millions of records during the 1970s and '80s.
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December 19, 1992
In Steve Hochman's article on the benefit for Jeff Porcaro's children, he referred to the band having attended Grant High School in Van Nuys ("Paying Tribute to Toto's Jeff Porcaro," Dec. 14). David Paich attended Chaminade College Preparatory in West Hills for four years, where he graduated in 1972. CHRIS TURKMANY Manager of Community Relations Chaminade College Preparatory Chatsworth
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
A public funeral will be held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for well-known rock drummer Jeff Porcaro, who died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. An autopsy to determine the cause of the heart attack was conducted Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office, but the results will not be known until next week.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 1992 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Mike Porcaro takes a deep breath before discussing his feelings about tonight's Universal Amphitheatre concert tribute to his late brother and fellow Toto band member, drummer Jeff Porcaro. It's been four months since Jeff, 38, died after suffering a heart attack in the back yard of his Hidden Hills home, but Mike says he still hasn't come fully to grips with the loss.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1992
The widow of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro sought a court order Tuesday to force Los Angeles County officials to send her late husband's remains and effects to other forensic experts for examination. The Superior Court petition filed on behalf of Susan Porcaro states that she has hired an attorney to investigate the cause of her husband's death, which a coroner's report attributes in part to cocaine use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Porcaro, drummer for the rock band Toto, died of hardening of the arteries caused by cocaine use--not from an allergic reaction to a pesticide as originally reported, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday, The 38-year-old rock star fell ill after spraying insecticide in the yard of his Hidden Hills home Aug. 5, and died that evening at Humana Hospital-West Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 4, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI
Jeff Porcaro, drummer for the rock band Toto, died of hardening of the arteries caused by cocaine use, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday, not from an allergic reaction to a pesticide as originally reported. The 38-year-old rock star fell ill after spraying insecticide in the yard of his Hidden Hills home on Aug. 5, and died that evening at Humana Hospital-West Hills.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 1992 | SAM ENRIQUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The death of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro from an apparent heart attack at age 38 was a shock to longtime fans of the Grammy-winning band. It also touched a nerve among the thirtysomething crowd who attended Grant High School in Van Nuys during the early 1970s, when Porcaro, his brothers and several other graduates made the fairy-tale leap from garage band to the Big Time before they were even old enough to buy beer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1992
More than 1,200 people attended the funeral Monday of drummer Jeff Porcaro, who was a founding member of the Grammy-winning rock band Toto, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park officials said. Among the mourners were Jackson Browne, Eddie Van Halen, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt and Porcaro's Toto band colleagues. Porcaro, who was also a highly respected session drummer, died of an apparent heart attack last week after falling ill at his Hidden Hills home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1992
More than 1,200 people attended the funeral Monday of drummer Jeff Porcaro, who was a founding member of the Grammy-winning rock band Toto, Forest Lawn Memorial-Park officials said. Among the mourners were Jackson Browne, Eddie Van Halen, David Crosby, Graham Nash, Don Henley, Bonnie Raitt and Porcaro's Toto band colleagues. Porcaro, who was also a highly respected session drummer, died of an apparent heart attack last week after falling ill at his Hidden Hills home.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1992
The widow of Toto drummer Jeff Porcaro sought a court order Tuesday to force Los Angeles County officials to send her late husband's remains and effects to other forensic experts for examination. The Superior Court petition filed on behalf of Susan Porcaro states that she has hired an attorney to investigate the cause of her husband's death, which a coroner's report attributes in part to cocaine use.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992 | STEPHANIE STASSEL
A public funeral will be held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park for well-known rock drummer Jeff Porcaro, who died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. An autopsy to determine the cause of the heart attack was conducted Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office, but the results will not be known until next week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1992
A public funeral will be held Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial-Park for rock drummer Jeff Porcaro, who died Wednesday after suffering a heart attack. An autopsy to determine the cause of the heart attack was conducted Friday by the Los Angeles County coroner's office but the results will not be known until next week. A coroner's spokesman had theorized that Porcaro's death may have been related to the inhalation of a pesticide the drummer was applying to his lawn shortly before his death.
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