(L.A.) Gabriel Leiter, 32, Died at a Residence

Case Number: 2023-12718

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 32-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred at his residence.

The coroner’s office has identified the man as Gabriel Leiter.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death A: Sequelae of Paraplegia

Cause of Death B: Complications of Orthopedic Surgery for Achondroplasia

RIP GABRIEL LEITER (October 9, 1990 – September 20, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Wednesday at 8:52 p.m.

Achondroplasia is a genetic disorder with an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance whose primary feature is dwarfism. It is the most common cause of dwarfism and affects about 1 in 27,500 people. In those with the condition, the arms and legs are short, while the torso is typically of normal length. Those affected have an average adult height of 4 feet 4 inches for males.

Out of over 150,000 death records made public by the county’s medical examiner since 1999, achondroplasia has been mentioned only about seven times.