(L.A.) Alexei Buznikov, 59, Died on His Boat

Case Number: 2023-15602

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 59-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in a boat residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Alexei Buznikov.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death A: Positional Asphyxia

Cause of Death B: Fall

Other Significant Condition: Acute Alcohol Intoxication

RIP ALEXEI BUZNIKOV (December 24, 1963 – November 13, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Monday at 12:09 p.m.

Ruling by the deputy medical examiner was published on January 3. Buznikov was drunk and fell. He was so drunk that his body didn’t bother moving from the position it fell in. That position happened to block his breathing.

The decedent’s name is Russian. His forename is often shortened to Alex.

Алексей Бузников… Лос-Анджелес, Калифорния, США

Позиционная асфиксия, или асфиксия в положении тела, — это состояние, при котором дыхательные пути человека блокируются из-за определенного положения его тела. Это может произойти, если человек находится в позиции, которая ограничивает его способность дышать, например, если он спит в кресле с головой, опущенной на грудь.

Alex Buznikov was a much-hated dentist who received Dentist License No. 51322 in the year 2003. After numerous complaints from patients, his dental license was revoked in 2019. The revocation, however, was stayed and he was merely given a four-year probationary term. As part of the settlement, he agreed to pay $21,000 to the Dental Board of California.

In the years after, the Board received additional complaints. Buznikov’s license was again revoked in April/May 2023 and the revocation was again stayed with a two-year probationary term.

Thereafter, the Board received more complaints, one as recently as September 26, 2023.