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'Empire' actress Lindsey Perlman's cause of death confirmed

In February days after being reported missing, a 43-year-old man was found dead

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Lindsey Pearlman is pictured in an Instagram photo.
Lindsey Pearlman in an Instagram photo. Photo by Lindsey Pearlman /Instagram

Lindsey Perlman's cause of death has been confirmed as suicide.

Former Empire actress known for roles on Chicago Justice and General Hospital died at age 43 near the entrance to Hollywood Boulevard and Runyon Canyon Parkwas found on February 18, just days after being reported missing.

Now the Los Angeles County coroner has officially ruled her death a suicide by nitrite poisoning. According to the report, "presence of non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine" were found in her system.

Back in February, a spokeswoman for the coroner's office revealed that despite her initial examination, Perlman's cause of death was listed as "postponed."

Sarah Ardalani of the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said at the time:

"Postponement means that after autopsy the cause of death has not been determined and the coroner has requested further investigation into the death, including additional studies.

The actress, who played Karen in the TV series "Vicious," was married to producer Vance Smith, but wrote on Instagram that she was "heartbroken" when she learned of his wife's death. posted.

He wrote: she has passed away I'm broken We will provide more details later, but we would like to thank everyone for their love and efforts and ask that you respect her family's privacy at this time.

In a statement, Lindsay's agent, Michael Chiavellini, said he was "deeply saddened" by his client's death and expressed the family's desire for privacy at this time.

He said to his E! News: "Deeply saddened to learn of Lindsay Perlman's passing today. The family is grieving for privacy during this difficult time."

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