Actress Lindsey Pearlman was found inside her car in Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood on February 18.
Now, almost six months later, a coroner has revealed the official cause of death of the late 43-year-old man.
According to a report obtained by People, an autopsy revealed that Lindsey succumbed to sodium nitrite poisoning, and also had nontoxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine in her system.
Actress Lindsey Pearlman, 43, was found dead in her car at Runyon Canyon Park on February 18. She is presumed to have died of a drug overdose and left a suicide note in her car. home and one of her calls directed anyone who found her to call 911
The Chicago General and Justice Hospital actress was found dead three days after going missing.
She left two suicide notes — one in her car and one in her house. TMZ said anyone who finds her should call 911, TMZ reported.
The actress, who plays Joy Fletcher on Chicago Justice, reportedly called her husband Vance Smith the day before the apparent suicide and told him she planned to take her own life, TMZ reported. . Smith then contacted police in an attempt to locate her.
The Outlet also reported that she had overdosed and that she had suffered from depression for years. Phone data shows the star called her cousin half a mile away from where her body was found.
Lindsey Pearlman (left) was found dead last week after a search that lasted nearly a week. Her sister, Marni Pearlman (right), asked relatives to help promote a suicide prevention hotline after the actress’ body was discovered
The Chicago Justice star (pictured on the show) is said to have battled depression for years
‘Police found Lindsey,’ her husband wrote on social media at the time. ‘She left. I’m out of pocket.’
Her sister, Marni, 46, posted a brief message on Facebook, saying: ‘Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word in search of my sister. She was found. She left. We are broken. Please respect our privacy at this time. ‘
She from General Hospital, where she plays Margaret ‘Maggie’ McMorris, wrote on Twitter: ‘Lindsey Pearlman is amazing on @GeneralHospital and we are heartbroken to learn of this tragedy. Our hearts go out to her family and friends. #GH. ‘
Elaine Hendrix, who played Meredith Blake in The Parent Trap, expressed her gratitude to her friend on Twitter: ‘Thank you to everyone who shared Lindsey’s missing person report. I am deeply saddened and stunned to share that she has been found deceased. ‘
She was found inside Runyon Canyon Park in Hollywood, a popular hiking spot
Her cousin Savannah Pearlman wrote on Twitter: ‘I am deeply saddened to announce that they have found Lindsey, and it is too late.
‘Lindsey is a fierce animal advocate and a talented actress.’
Friend Cari Meyers wrote on Facebook: ‘Shocking news about Lindsay Perlman. Together we spent many hours protesting pet stores for The Puppy Mill Project. Funny, gifted, with a great love and generous heart for all people, especially animals. Our hearts go out to Vance, the really special guy. A really sad day for us. ‘
The actress was last seen on February 13 in Hollywood near Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue, near Runyon Canyon Park.
According to a security guard who was filming a movie nearby, when police found Pearlman’s body, there were pills scattered inside the car. She is said to have been wrapped in a blanket. Police have not confirmed this report.
The actress grew up in Chicago and studied comedy at Second City Conservatory.
After moving to California, she landed a recurring role on NBC’s Chicago Justice in 2017 as Joy Fletcher and will later also appear on Sneaky Pete, American Housewife and Selena: The Series.
If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health or thoughts of suicide, call 1-800-273-8255.
Source: | Dailymail.co.uk