(L.A.) Elvina Makarian, 56, Committed Suicide

Case Number: 2007-04989

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 56-year-old “Caucasian” female that occurred at a residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Elvina Makarian.

Manner of Death: Suicide

Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound of the Head

RIP ELVINA MAKARIAN (August 16, 1950 – July 9, 2007)

The decedent was a famous Armenian singer. Էլվինա Մակարյան

Makarian was born in Yerevan when Armenia was part of the Soviet Union. She was trained as a pianist and at the age of 14 became a member of Robert Amirchanjan’s jazz combo. In 1973, she received a prize at the First World Music Awards in Moscow. In 1994, she settled in the United States, where she released three albums.

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