Ed WinterThe Deputy LA County Coroner who handled cases/investigations into the deaths of some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities has died … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Winter passed away at his home in the LA area on Friday of natural causes.
Winter was right there in front of the cameras in the cases included Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Brittany Murphy, Paul Walker, Tom Petty and Corey Haim.
Perhaps the most famous case involved Michael Jackson death. Winter was immediately concerned when she saw the surprising number of injection points on Jackson’s body. He was at UCLA Medical Center, where Jackson was taken, and immediately after he was pronounced dead he noticed Dr. leaving. Conrad Murray at the facility. Winter said, “He ran away.” Murray was supposed to sign Jackson’s death certificate, but Winter completed it.
Later, Winter said that Jackson had enough Propofol on him “to put a rhinoceros or an elephant down.”
But Winter knew there was more to the story, and she set her sights on it, too Dr. Arnold Klein, Jackson’s dermatologist who pumped him up almost daily with massive doses of Demerol. He tried to obtain Klein’s medical records and eventually discovered that Jackson had 19 aliases to score drugs, and that Klein was a major enabler.
to Whitney Houston death awhile ago Clive Davis‘s 2012 pre-Grammy party was also an important moment in his career. Winter has become a staple on TV, he himself is very recognizable. After Whitney’s body was discovered, her family gathered near her hotel room. Someone introduced a family member to Winter, and the woman said, “I know who Ed Winter is.” The woman then Dionne Warwick.
On Winter’s first day on the job, she’s assigned to a high-profile celebrity case — the death of Lana Clarksonin the hand of the music icon Phil Spectorwho was condemned of killing him.
Paul Walker is scary death is another high-profile case managed by Winter. He went on TV to explain what happened in the car crash … “He died instantly,” Winter told reporters, despite reports that the actor was screaming for help.
Winter is 73. RIP