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Bobby Brown Jr died of accidental overdose, says coroner

Bobby Brown Jr died of accidental overdose, says coroner

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Getty ImagesBobby Brown Jr died of an overdose of alcohol, cocaine and the powerful opioid fentanyl, according to a coroner's report.The son of R&B singer Bobby Brown, Brown Jr died at his Los Angeles home on 18 November last year.The 28-year-old was found unresponsive in his bedroom by his girlfriend. She called paramedics, who declared him dead. No foul play was suspected.An autopsy report released on Monday referred to his death as an accident.The musician had a history of drug and alcohol use, the report said.'Lost soulmate'The night before his death, he had consumed tequila and cocaine, and "snorted" the painkiller Percocet, a witness told police.The family said Brown Jr was experiencing flu-like symptoms at the time, but had not tested positive for Covid-19.Bobby Brown's son foun...
British coroner lists pollution as cause of 9-year-old’s death in landmark ruling

British coroner lists pollution as cause of 9-year-old’s death in landmark ruling

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Dec. 16 (UPI) -- A coroner in Britain cited air pollution as a cause of death of a 9-year-old girl who died of an asthma attack in a landmark ruling Wednesday. The Charites Asthma U.K. and the British Lung Foundation said Ella Kissi-Debrah was the first person to have air pollution listed as a cause of death on their death certificate. Advertisement Ella, who had severe asthma that caused episodes of cardiac and respiratory arrest, died in a hospital in February 2013 after experiencing cardiac arrest from which she couldn't be resuscitated, the coroner's report said. "Air pollution was a significant contributory factor to both the induction and exacerbation of her asthma," said assistant coroner Philip Barlow. Barlow added that Ella was exposed to levels of nitrogen dioxide and particula...
Caroline Flack took her own life because of impending trial and publicity, coroner says

Caroline Flack took her own life because of impending trial and publicity, coroner says

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Caroline Flack took her own life after finding out she was definitely going to be prosecuted for assault and fearing the publicity that would come with a trial, a coroner has concluded.Coroner Mary Hassell said the Love Island presenter's alleged assault of boyfriend Lewis Burton "played out in the national press" following her arrest had a serious impact on her mental health. During the inquest into her death, the star's mother Christine Flack told the court her daughter "was not an abuser" and accused the police and prosecutors of having it "in for" her due to her "celebrity status". Image: Flack's mother believes she was treated unfairly by authorities After the hearing, she paid tribute to a "beautiful, fun, opinionated, kind, lo...
LA coroner rules Verne Troyer's death suicide

LA coroner rules Verne Troyer's death suicide

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Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles coroner's office on Wednesday ruled the cause of death of actor Verne Troyer was suicide. The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said the Austin Powers actor died from alcohol intoxication. Troyer died April 21 at the age of 49 three weeks after paramedics transported him from his home in North Hollywood, Calif., to a hospital in Van Nuys. A statement on his Instagram account announcing his death alluded to "battles" the Michigan native fought. "Depression and Suicide are very serious issues. You never know what kind of battle someone is going through inside. Be kind to one another. And always know, it's never too late to reach out to someone for help," the post read. The actor struggled with alcoholism for years. Troyer, who was born with the gen...