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Empire Actress Lindsey Pearlman’s Cause of Death Revealed 6 Months After She Was Found Dead at 43

Lindsey Pearlman‘s reason for demise has been confirmed following an post-mortem by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Earlier this yr, the previous Empire solid member was discovered useless inside a car near the doorway of Runyon Canyon Park — a well-liked mountaineering path in Hollywood, Calif. — on Feb. 18, the date the coroner listed because the day she died. She was 43.

On Monday, the coroner formally dominated her demise as a suicide brought on by sodium nitrite toxicity, in keeping with a report obtained by PEOPLE.

The report additionally famous that “the presence of non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine” had been present in Lindsey’s system.

RELATED: ‘Empire’ Actress Lindsey Pearlman Found Dead After Going Missing for Days, LAPD Confirms

Prior to her demise, Lindsey was reported lacking on Feb. 13. Her cousin, Savannah Pearlman, tweeted on Feb. 17 that the previous General Hospital actress’ cellphone was final pinged on Sunset Blvd. — simply 1.5 miles from the place her physique was positioned near the intersection of Franklin Ave. and North Sierra Bonita Ave.

Savannah additionally wrote in her Twitter thread on the time that Lindsey’s sister requested they share the National Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-8255, including, “Please know that you are never truly alone.”

Lindsey’s husband, Vance Smith, confirmed his spouse’s demise on Instagram, writing, “The police found Lindsey. She’s gone,” earlier than including: “I’m broken.”

Lindsey Pearlman

Lindsey Pearlman

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The actress’ rep, Michael Chiaverini, additionally launched an announcement obtained by PEOPLE following the invention of her physique.

“We are deeply saddened by Lindsey Pearlman’s passing today,” the assertion learn. “The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time while they process and grieve.”

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Lindsey’s different notable tv credit embody roles in Selena: The Series on Netflix, The Ms. Pat Show on BET+, Sneaky Pete on Amazon Prime, American Housewife on ABC, and Vicious on Urbanflix.

Lindsey Pearlman

Lindsey Pearlman

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Dynasty star Elaine Hendrix — who was among the many movie star associates concerned in trying to find Lindsey following her disappearance — “thanked everyone who shared Lindsey’s missing person report” through her Twitter account after studying about her demise.

“I’m deeply saddened & stunned to share that she was found deceased,” Hendrix wrote on the time. “Pls send her friends & family love. 💔.”

Ghost star Danielle Pinnock additionally mourned the lack of Lindsey in a tweet by honoring the Chicago native and her journey to Hollywood. The 33-year-old star additionally shared she had talked to Lindsey two weeks previous to the tragedy.

“I met the most talented people ever in the Chi,” Pinnock wrote of the late actress describing Lindsey as “hilarious, goofy AF, stunning, and ridiculously gifted.”

“It feels surreal that she is gone,” Pinnock added.

If you or somebody you recognize is contemplating suicide, please contact the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline by dialing 988, textual content “STRENGTH” to the Crisis Text Line at 741741 or go to


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