Ed Winter Coroner to the Stars dies aged 73
3/19/2023 7:00 am PT
Ed WintersThe LA County Assistant Medical Examiner who handled the deaths/investigations of some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities has died… TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Winter died of natural causes at his LA-area home on Friday.
In such cases, Winter was right in front of the cameras Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Brittany Murphy, Paul Walker, Tom Petty And Corey Haim.
Perhaps the most notable case was that of Michael Jackson Death. Winter had immediate concerns when he saw the startling number of injection sites on Jackson’s body. He was at the UCLA Medical Center where Jackson was taken and immediately after being pronounced dead he noticed that Dr. Conrad Murray had left the facility. Winter said, “He fled.” Murray would have been the one to sign Jackson’s death certificate, but Winter ended up doing it.
Winter later said Jackson had enough propofol in him “to kill a rhino or an elephant.”
But Winter knew there was more to the story, and he made up his mind too Dr Arnold Klein, Jackson’s dermatologist who fed him massive doses of Demerol almost daily. He tried to get Klein’s medical records and eventually discovered that Jackson had 19 aliases to get drugs, and Klein was a major reason for that.
Whitney Houston’s Death shortly before Clive DavisThe 2012 pre-Grammy party was also a pivotal moment in his career. Winter had become such an integral part of television that it had a high recognition value itself. After Whitney’s body was discovered, her family gathered near her hotel room. Someone introduced Winter to a family member and the woman said, “I know who Ed Winter is.” The woman was Dionne Warwick.
On Winter’s first day on the job, he was assigned to an infamous celebrity case – the death of Lana Clarksonin the hands of the music icon Phil Spectorwho was sentenced to murder her.
Paul Walker is appalling Death was another high-profile case that Winter managed. He went on TV to explain what happened in the car crash… “He died instantly,” Winter told reporters, though the actor was reportedly screaming for help.
Winter was 73rd RIP
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