August 31, 2012 |
Sage Stallone, eldest son of Sylvester Stallone, died of natural causes -- heart disease, specifically -- the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday. The actor-writer-producer died of coronary artery disease, with the coroner mentioning the 36-year-old's history of heavy smoking, L.A. Now reported. Family members reportedly said he'd cut back before his death. Toxicology tests came back "negative except for a sub-therapeutic level of hydrocodone," or Vicodin, the coroner said.
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January 3, 2009 |
Dr. Dre's 20-year-old son, who was found dead in August at the family's Woodland Hills home, died of an accidental drug overdose, coroner's officials said Friday. A toxicology test on the rap impresario's son revealed that Andre R. Young Jr. died of "morphine and heroin intoxication," said Ed Winter, assistant chief of the Los Angeles County coroner's office. It was ruled an accidental death, he said. Young's mother found him dead at the family's home at 10:24 a.m. Aug. 23. An autopsy was completed a few days later, but the determination of the cause of death was delayed pending the outcome of a "gamut of tests, including toxicology," Winter said.
January 11, 1989 |
Traces of a drug used as sleeping pills and tranquilizers have been detected in all seven bodies unearthed from the yard of a downtown boardinghouse, a newspaper reported Tuesday. The Sacramento Union, citing an unidentified source, identified the drug as benzodiazepine. Valium and Dalmane are types of the drug, which can be lethal, especially when taken in combination with alcohol or a sedative.
June 27, 2012 |
A Florida man shot and killed by police as he gnawed on a homeless man's face had marijuana in his system -- but not other street drugs, prescription drugs or alcohol, according to toxicology reports released today. The Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner's Office released the results of toxicology tests performed on Rudy Eugene, 31, after the bizarre May 26 attack that made headlines around the world. Police still don't have a motive for the unprovoked attack, a portion of which was captured on surveillance video.
June 5, 2009 |
More than a month after the sudden death of Las Vegas entertainer Danny Gans, a Nevada coroner said Thursday it could be two or three more weeks before he releases his report on the cause of death. Clark County Coroner Mike Murphy said that toxicology and microscopic reports have been submitted to a medical examiner, who has not yet determined a cause and manner of death. Gans was found dead in bed at home in Henderson, Nev., early May 1 after his wife, Julie, reported she couldn't rouse him. Murphy noted that police do not suspect foul play.
June 19, 1986 |
Tissue tests from a man initially believed to have died from natural causes show he may be the second person in the area to die of a cyanide-laced Extra-Strength Excedrin capsule, a source close to the King County Medical Examiner's Office said today. Preliminary toxicology reports of the tissues from the body of Bruce Nickell, 52, indicated the presence of cyanide, the source said.