‘General Hospital’ Star Lindsey Pearlman’s Cause of Death Revealed Six Months After She Was Found Dead

by Joe Rutland

A cause of death has been revealed for General Hospital actress Lindsey Pearlman six months after she was found dead. People indicated that on Monday, the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner said that, after an autopsy, Pearlman committed suicide by sodium nitrite toxicity.

The report indicates for “the presence of non-toxic levels of lorazepam, metoclopramide, and codeine” in her system. Other reports state Pearlman’s body gets found inside a vehicle. The location is near the entrance of Runyon Canyon Park. It is a popular hiking trail in Hollywood. On Feb. 18, which is the same day that the corner listed as her death, her body is discovered. Pearlman was 43 years old.

Reports: Lindsey Pearlman Would Go Missing

Reports would indicate before her death, Lindsey Pearlman would go missing. An initial report comes down on Feb. 13. Savannah Pearlman, Lindsey’s cousin, goes on Twitter and shares information. She says that the last time that she pinged Lindsey happened to be when she was on Sunset Boulevard, a very popular thoroughfare in Los Angeles.

This took place near the intersection of Franklin Avenue and North Sierra Bonita Avenue. Ironically, in a Twitter thread that Savannah had started, she wrote that Lindsey’s sister requested that they share the National Suicide Hotline number at 1-800-273-8255. In the tweet thread, she added, “Please know that you are never truly alone.”

Actress Reportedly Left Two Suicide Notes

We would get confirmation about Pearlman’s death from her husband Vance Smith. Michael Chiaverini, who represented Lindsey Pearlman, would speak via a statement that People also obtained. In saying that he’s “deeply saddened” by her death, he adds this part: “The family has asked for privacy during this difficult time while they process and grieve.”

Meanwhile, additional information in the wake of Pearlman’s death would come out. She reportedly left two suicide notes, including one at her home, according to TMZ. News also indicates that the Empire and Chicago Justice actress struggled with depression throughout her life. Also, Pearlman’s older sister Marni would offer comments about her sister’s death. She wrote on social media, “Thank you to everyone who helped spread the news to search for my sister.” Marni goes on to say that Lindsey is found, that she is gone, and “We are broken.” She also asks people to respect the family’s privacy at that time.

Finally, a friend of Lindsey’s, Cari Miller, recalled their times together. “Shocking news about Lindsay Perlman,” Miller wrote. “We spent many hours protesting pet stores for The Puppy Mill Project together. Funny, gifted, with a huge love and generous heart for all, especially animals. Our hearts go out to Vance, really special guy. A really sad day for us.”