Lindsey Pearlman's case of death confirmed
In February of this year Lindsey Pearlman, the actress was reported missing by her husband. She was later found dead inside a car near the entrance of Runyon Canyon Park, a popular hiking trail in Hollywood, California. The family asked for privacy and no case of death was given at the time. Now, according to People, a report from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner indicates they have completed Pearlman’s autopsy.
The report officially confirmed the cause of death for the late actress was suicide by sodium nitrite toxicity. Sodium Nitrate is a salt preservative that is used in curing meats. In humans, it lowers blood pressure and prevents the flow of oxygen.
Lindsey Pearlman additional information
The 43-year-old Pearlman was found dead on February 18 and had “the presence of non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine” in her system at the time of her demise. it is believed those substances may have been from prescription medicines Pearlman may have been taking at the time of her death. The ingestion of sodium nitrite, however, at high levels is known to be a “suicide powder.”
Lindsey Pearlman was born on October 5, 1978, and was a graduate of The Second City Conservatory. She has "toured the world with Catharsis Productions' SEX SIGNALS, using improv and comedy to address the difficult issue". She also had roles in the following television shows: General Hospital, 'Sneaky Pete,' Chicago Justice,' 'Empire,' 'American Housewife,' 'The Purge' and 'Selena: The Series. Pearlman's role in the play NEVER THE BRIDESMAID led to her being the recipient of the prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for Actress in a Principal Role.