LA Coroner determines Tom Petty’s death to be accidental overdose

January 19, 2018 – The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner conducted an examination on the body of Thomas Earl Petty, age 66, on October 3rd, 2017.

The findings of the examination have established the cause of death to be as follows:

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Cause of death: Multisystem organ failure due to resuscitated cardiopulmonary arrest due to mixed drug toxicity (fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl, and despropionyl fentanyl)

Other conditions: Coronary artery atherosclerosis, emphysema

How injury occurred: Mixed drug intoxication

The manner of death has been determined to be: Accident