ED Winter, the coroner for Hollywood’s famous, including Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, and Brittany Murphy, has died at age 73.
Winter was the Deputy Los Angeles County Coroner and handled some of the biggest celebrity death investigations.
The late coroner died of natural causes at his Los Angeles home on Friday, law enforcement sources told TMZ.
Some of Winter’s cases included the deaths of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Brittany Murphy, Paul Walker, Tom Petty, and Corey Haim.
Michael Jackson died from a lethal combination of sedative prescription drugs in June 2009
Winter was immediately concerned after seeing injection points in Jackson’s body.
The coroner later said that Jackson had enough Propofol in him “to put down a rhinoceros or an elephant.”
Dr. Conard Murray, who would’ve been the one to sign Jackson’s death certificate, “fled” the hospital after the star was pronounced dead, Winter said.
Winter also took notice of Jackson’s dermatologist, Dr. Arnold Klein, who used to give the star massive doses of Demerol almost every day.
Winter eventually found out that Jackson used 19 different aliases to get drugs and that Klein was a main enabler.
When Paul Walker died in November 2013, Winter appeared on TV to say that the star “died instantly,” debunking reports that Walker was screaming for help.
Winter’s first case was the death of Lana Clarkson in February 2003, who was murdered by record producer Phil Spector.
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