At 73, Ed Winter, a Deputy Los Angeles County Coroner in charge of the death investigations involving some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, passed away.
According to investigators, the coroner died on Friday at his Los Angeles residence from natural causes. The authorities might reveal the details of the funeral rites later.
Everyone who misses ED Winter and remembers him is paying respect to him and giving condolences to his family via social media.
The deaths of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Brittany Murphy, Paul Walker, Tom Petty, and Corey Haim were among Winter’s cases.
In June 2009, Michael Jackson passed away from acute propofol intoxication that was made worse by the anxiolytic lorazepam, and to a lesser extent, by midazolam, diazepam, lidocaine, and ephedrine. Upon discovering injection sites on Jackson’s body, Winter became immediately alarmed. According to the coroner, Jackson had enough propofol in him “to put down a rhinoceros or an elephant.”
After Jackson was declared dead, Dr. Conard Murray, who was supposed to sign the death certificate, “fled” the hospital, according to Winter.
Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, who used to administer massive celebrity doses of Demerol virtually every day, also caught Winter’s attention. Winter eventually learned that Klein was a key enabler and that Jackson had procured drugs under 19 aliases.
Winter handled the horrifying death of Paul Walker, another well-known case. He appeared on television to describe the events of the car accident. Despite claims that the actor was yelling for aid, Winter stated, “He died instantly,” to reporters.