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‘Empire’ actress Lindsey Pearlman’s death CONFIRMED as suicide, autopsy reveals sodium nitrate toxicity

The autopsy of Lindsey Pearlman also revealed non-toxic quantities of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine in her bloodstream
Lindsey Pearlman appeared in multiple television shows since 2015, including 'Empire', 'Chicago Justice', 'Sneaky Pete' among others (Alyssa Thordarson/Twitter)
Lindsey Pearlman appeared in multiple television shows since 2015, including 'Empire', 'Chicago Justice', 'Sneaky Pete' among others (Alyssa Thordarson/Twitter)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-office Coroner performed an autopsy on actress Lindsey Pearlman after her body was found 6 months ago in a car. The body examination resulted in the determination of the then 43-year-old Lindsey's cause of death on Monday, August 15.
The former Empire actress was discovered lifeless in a car earlier this year, on February 18, close to the gateway to Runyon Canyon Park, a well-known trekking route in Hollywood, California. According to People, the coroner declared her death to be a cause of suicide, brought about by sodium nitrite toxicity. The study also said that Lindsey's bloodstream had non-toxic quantities of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine.


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The star had been reported missing on February 13, before she was found dead. On February 17, her cousin Savannah Pearlman tweeted that Lindsey's phone had last been traced to Sunset Boulevard, which is about 1.5 miles from where her corpse was discovered. Savannah added, "Please know that you are never truly alone." to her tweet. She also asked her followers and fellow users to continue sharing the National Suicide Hotline number, 1-800-273-8255.



Vance Smith, Lindsey's husband, wrote on Instagram, "The police found Lindsey. She's gone. I'm broken." Following the discovery of her corpse, the actress' agent, Michael Chiaverini, also issued a comment, according to People. It said, "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."
'The Ms. Pat Show' on BET+, 'Sneaky Pete' on Amazon Prime, 'American Housewife' on ABC, and 'Vicious' on Urbanflix are just a few of Lindsey's many significant TV appearances.
After discovering Lindsey's tragic passing, 'The Parent Trap' actress Elaine Hendrix, who was one of the famous people helping with the hunt for Lindsey, tweeted, "Thank you to everyone who shared Lindsey’s missing person report. I’m deeply saddened & stunned to share that she was found deceased. There’s no further info to share at this time. Pls send her friends & family love. "


In a tweet, 'Ghosts' actress Danielle Pinnock also expressed her sorrow at Lindsey's death by praising her and her path to success. The 33-year-old actress revealed that two weeks before the incident, she had spoken to Lindsey. "I met the most talented people ever in the Chi. We all moved to LA together in hopes of pursuing our dreams. Our community lost Lindsey Pearlman. She was hilarious, goofy AF, stunning, and ridiculously gifted. Just talked to her two weeks ago. It feels surreal that she is gone. "


If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Hotline
at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).