- The cause of Actress Lindsey Pearlman’s death has been revealed nearly six months after she was found dead in LA.
- The 43-year-old star of “General Hospital” committed suicide from sodium nitrite.
- On February 18, Pearlman, 43, was found unresponsive inside a car in Los Angeles.
Lindsey Pearlman’s cause of death has been confirmed following an autopsy.
According to a report, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner determined that the “Empire” actress’s death was a suicide caused by sodium nitrite overdose.
Her system had “non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine,” according to the report.
Pearlman, who appeared as Patti Sharp in one of the Fox musical drama’s episodes, went missing on February 16 and was found dead inside a vehicle two days later, near to Runyon Canyon Park’s entrance in Los Angeles. She was 43.
An initial autopsy revealed inconclusive results, and a coroner spokesman told The Post that additional testing would be needed to determine the cause of death.
After her body was found by authorities, Pearlman’s husband, Vance Smith, stated he was “broken.”
Smith stated in a since-deleted Instagram post, “She’s gone. “I’m broken.”
On Twitter, Savannah Pearlman, a cousin of Pearlman, confirmed the Chicagoan’s death and expressed she was “deeply sad” while adding that Lindsey was discovered “too late” to be saved.
A spokesperson for the actress, who was also an animal rights activist and had a recurring role on ABC’s “General Hospital,” said that her family did not want to talk about her demise publicly.
The statement stated, “We are deeply saddened by Lindsey Pearlman’s passing today. The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time while they process and grieve.”