Ed Winter has died. He was a coroner who was known for looking into the deaths of a number of well-known people. He was 73. Winter, who was the Deputy L.A. County Coroner, died at his home on Friday of natural causes.
He worked in the field for 17 years and looked into the deaths of Michael Jackson, Paul Walker, Whitney Houston, Brittany Murphy, and Tom Petty, among others. Read on to find out more about his life and work.
LA Coroner Ed Winter Dies at 73
Sunday, TMZ was the first to report that Winter had died. He was known as the “Coroner to the Stars” because of the high-profile cases he worked on. In the early 2000s, he started working for the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. In 2009, he was in the news because of how he handled the case of Michael Jackson’s death.
Winter raised concerns at the time because he had seen injection sites on the pop star’s body. When the coroner went to see the body at the UCLA Medical Center, he found that Dr. Conrad Murray had already left. “He fled! He was a heart doctor. In his investigation report, he said that all the man would have had to do was say, “I’ll sign the death certificate.”
Winter also found that Michael had “enough propofol in him to kill an elephant or a rhinoceros.” After his investigation, Dr. Murray was given a four-year prison sentence for manslaughter that was not his fault.
Ed Winter was also Assigned Whitney Houston and Paul Walker’s Death Cases
Winter was asked to look into the death of Whitney Houston, who died suddenly in 2012, just before Clive Davis’s pre-Grammy party. This was because of his success with the Michael Jackson case. At that point, the coroner was so well-known that Houston’s family immediately recognised him when he walked into the room.
“The detective wanted to get to know me better. When he went to introduce this short woman, he said, “This is Ed Winter.” She said, “I know who Ed Winter is.” In an interview, Winter said. It turned out that the woman was Dionne Warwick.
“Talk about a woman with a lot of style and grace. She grabbed my hand and said, “You take good care of Whitney because you took care of Michael,” Winter said. He also worked on the tragic accident case of actor Paul Walker and said on TV that Walker “died instantly.”
The Coroner had a 17-Year-Long Career
Lana Clarkson’s death was the first case Winter worked on when he joined the coroner’s office in February 2003. Phil Spector, who made records, was found to have shot and killed her.
“She was almost stretched out, with only part of her bottom on the edge of the chair. You shouldn’t sit like that. “No one sits that way, whether they are trying to shoot themselves or not,” Winter said at the time. After almost 17 years of work, he will leave his job in December 2019.
On social media, many people who remembered the coroner for his investigations sent their condolences. “You might remember him from the investigation into why Michael Jackson died. He was very professional. “Rest in peace,” a user wrote on Twitter.
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