Star coroner Ed Winter dies at 73
Ed Winterthe deputy LA County coroner who handled death cases/investigations into some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities has died… TMZ has learned.
A law enforcement source told TMZ … Winter died of natural causes at his LA-area home on Friday.
Winter was in front of the camera. Michael jackson, whitney houston, Brittany Murphy, Paul Walker, Tom Petty and Corey Haim.
Perhaps the most notable case is Michael Jackson’s deathWinter was immediately concerned when he saw a shocking number of injection points on Jackson’s body. Shortly after, he noticed Dr. Conrad Murray left the facility. Winter said, “He ran away.” 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 to bring down a rhino or an elephant”.
But Winter knew there was more to the story, and he set his sights on it too. Dr. Arnold KleinJackson’s dermatologist fueled him almost daily with large doses of Demerol. , and found Klein to be a major enabler.
whitney houston death just before Clive Davis‘s 2012 pre-Grammy party was also a defining moment in his career. Winter became a television staple and was quite famous in his own right. After Whitney’s body was discovered, her family gathered near her hotel room. When someone introduced a member of her family to Winter, the woman said, “I know who Ed Winter is.”the woman is Dionne Warwick.
On his first day of winter work, he was assigned to a notorious celebrity case. Lana Clarksonwith music icon hands Phil Spectorwas again convicted of murder.
The gruesome death of Paul Walker was another high-profile case that Winter managed. He went on television to explain what happened in the car accident, Winter told reporters despite reports that the actor was screaming for help.
Winter was 73 years old. RIP